Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to arrive with 4 GB of RAM, made possible by the 64-bit Exynos

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to arrive with 4 GB of RAM, made possible by the 64-bit Exynos
South Korean IT publication once again reiterates that Samsung's 64-bit Exynos processor is in final stages of preparation before it enters the production line. This time a new nugget of info is added, though, namely that the new Exynos might be known as the 6-series, to differentiate from the Exynos 5 Octa chipset we have now that is a 5-series representative, and at the same time hint at the 64-bit nature of the upcoming mobile silicon.

There is one other claim in the article, and it's a pretty significant one - the 64-bit architecture will allow addressing much larger RAM quantities, and that's exactly what Samsung is planning to take advantage of. The source mentions that not only is the next edition Galaxy S5 going to be blessed with the 64-bit Exynos in question, but it will also sport 4 GB of RAM, marking a new record for a smartphone. This will undoubtedly set it apart from the competition for the foreseeable future, if it pans out, be it just for bragging rights. 

We are just curious whether Samsung will continue with the tradition to launch its flagship with different processors, depending on the market, as the gap from an eventual Exynos 6-series and 4 GB of RAM in the Galaxy S5 to any other chipset configuration for the handset seems pretty wide for potential customers to stomach.

source: DT.co.kr via TheDroidGuy

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  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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125 Comments

1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 410; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Ah yes. A 64 bit chip that would actually be useful and not a marketing gimmick unlike this other company out there. I won't name names

10. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

SAMSUNG'S GALAXY SERIES BREAKING EVERYTHING , LOVE SAMSUNG ;) We must remember there are no phones even with 3GB Ram , Samsung is LONG ahead in the MOBILE INDUSTRY , THE UNDISPUTED KING !!!

48. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Hahaha you made my day :D I like to see comments like yours, of Samsung worshipers. I got S3 now and I really like Amoled screen, but TW is so bad that I needed to install Nova. Also device looks like chineese toy. I saw S4 on real and it looks much worse than S3. Good luck with fill 2GB of ram. You can do it only when u want to make a test. So 3 and more GB ram on phone is a gimmick. Samsung is long ahead in mobile industry? hahaha. The only thing they done good is Amoled screens. Exynos Octa is much worse than S600/S800 in battery life and heating. It's Samsung fail of the year.

56. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just like everyone said 720 and 1080p were gimmicks? How dual core and quad core SoC were gimmicks? Your hate for Samsung is strong to where you need to see a psychiatrist.

62. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

LoL i hurt your feelings? I like Samsung for amoled screens and I am waiting for S5 and I hope it finally will look good with better build quality materials. In my opionion 1080p for 5' or less is gimmick. Dual core and quad core is not a gimmick, but it all depends on how you will use it :)

75. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Trust me, you're going to have to try a lot harder bud. ;) Build quality is so overblown due to the fact that almost everyone puts a case on their phones, whether it's an iPhone or a HTC phone.

82. JC557

Posts: 1913; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not really when it comes to HTC or Nokia handsets. A lot of people use those devices without a case and is quite understandable. I haven't needed a case for my Incredible, Thunerbolt or Rezound, though the Thunderbolt did have a cheap silicon case around it... until I realised it didn't really do much since the phone was pretty solid on its own.

88. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I just see a lot of Samsung fanboys here. HTC look good and got really great looking launcher(still i preffer quick toggles and app switcher from Samsung), but they fu*ked up camera. I am not considering iPhone due to small screen, no filemanager etc.

104. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

More features are invariably better. Especially when the new features improve the user experience with the phone. Speed or more computationally challenging features that are presented to the user in real time raise the bar for everyone. I suspect there will be a Snapdragon SoC ith 64-bit support and 4Gb of RAM in the not-too-distant future. Android leads the way....

108. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Why do Samsung haters have Samsung phones!?

81. MrsPotatoHead

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

That just aint true. I tried one of them Samsung Galaxy 4's the other day and I gotta admit that it was much smoother than my iPhone. If this here rumor about 4 gigabites of that ram stuff is true then Ill just wait. I was gonna get me an iPad air but the mere fact that it only have 1 gigabite is a turn off. Im just tired of having to change every year, I doesn't mind changin every 2 or 3 years but dag on this just gettin stupid. So if the Galaxy 5 have 4 gigabites and all that other stuff Im just gonna wait and switch. Besides I really want a bigger screen now because its gettin harder and harder for me to see this damn screen and type on it.

87. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

True, amoled on s4 is yellowish, actually my htc one have true colors and clear display.

96. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You should really stop talking since you clearly don't know what you're taking about. You will never fill the ram, since android dynamically flushes programs out of ram as needed. You can fill 3gb and 4gb just as readily as 2gb due to Android multitasking. Apps are stored in ram after you close them so they're quicker to open next time. More ram just means more apps can be stored without needing to flush them.

97. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You really need to stop talking, because you obviously have no clue what your talking about. You can fill 3gb or 4gb of ram just as readily as 1gb or 2gb, because of the way Android multitasks. Apps are stored in ram after you close them so they're ready to go next time you call them. Once ran starts filling up, Android flushes those apps to make room for new ones based on certain criteria. The more ram you have, the more apps can be left ready to go, less flushing needed, fewer reads from the slower flash memory, better performance.

65. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

"there are no phones even with 3GB Ram" Note 3 says hello. (it has 3GB DDR3)

68. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

i mean for other OEMs doesn't have.

32. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

LOL..would have saved yourself from looking like a fool if only you read the Anandtech article....oh well. Better luck next time eh? http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/4 "Apple isn’t very focused on delivering a larger memory address space today however. As A64 is a brand new ISA, there are other benefits that come along with the move. Similar to the x86-64 transition, the move to A64 comes with an increase in the number of general purpose registers. ARMv7 had 15 general purpose registers (and 1 register for the program counter), while ARMv8/A64 now has 31 that are each 64-bits wide. All 31 registers are accessible at all times. Increasing the number of architectural registers decreases register pressure and can directly impact performance. The doubling of the register space with x86-64 was responsible for up to a 10% increase in performance."

35. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I am not fan of iOS. I preffer Android, but when I see comments like this one I want just to laugh. It all depends on Google, not Samsung. Apple can make phone and os on 64bit, Samsung can't. Also 4GB ram is too big for a phone. I preffer bigger battery than 4GB ram that I will never use. In my opinion 3 and more ram in a phone is gimmcik. Still I am waiting for S5 and I hope they finaly will go with better build materials.

38. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, Samsung can. That's how Android works. Every time Samsung releases an Android phone it's with a modified version of Android. You or I could put out a 64bit version of Android if we wanted.

51. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

They can't rewrite the os. You just can't modify launcher and get 64 bit system. It all depends on Google.

55. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The don't just modify the launcher. Samsung modifies the entire framework. And yes, they can modify the JIT compiler and Dalvik to 64bit. Android is open source, anyone can modify it sent way they like.

70. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Maybe you are right :) We will see.

83. JC557

Posts: 1913; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Umm... you haven't been keeping up with current processes have you? 4GB of RAM can be made pretty darn small and not like a DIMM you'd find in a desktop or laptop. The process of making RAM has shrunk to the point where each chip can be quite dense and use less power than the previous generation, even in dual channel configs and even triple channel if they were so inclined (though in a Note 3 body w/ slightly less battery capacity). Secondly, more RAM and 64-bit means the phone can be easily upgraded to the next generation of the Android OS + TouchWiz. Things may be 32-bit today but what happens when it comes time to switch to 64-bit (aside from handling more RAM the instruction set can make for added performance)? It'll be ready.

98. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just look at the microsd card. Mine is 64gb, and its the size of a fingernail.

107. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

It runs on a Linux kernel dude. Linux have been running 64-bit since decades. Where were you all these day??

53. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

64 bit chip on ip5s is not gimmick! why? because it beats the quadcore 2gb-ramed android flagships! LOL!

58. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Cross platform benchmarking is almost useless. And the Note 3 beats it in most CPU benches, while the iPhone 5 winds in most browser speed benches.

84. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Waiting to see galaxy turn in pc.

116. almostdone

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The galaxy range is almost like a PC now. Just buy the dock, hook up to HD screen/TV and plug whatever USB device you want into the dock.

89. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah, but what app needs that kind of spec to run, or multi-tasking event will consume that type of energy needed on a phone. These specs are better than my i7 powered laptop. Come on. Like i always said...Chase the numbers. Comment number 1. Kids

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