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Samsung "actively working" on 64-bit processors, could launch the first one this year

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Although we assumed that Samsung would announce its first 64-bit Exynos processor at MWC 2014, this did not happen. 

Instead, the South Korean company presented the Exynos 5422 Octa and Exynos 5260 Hexa SoCs, which are impressive on their own, but still use the 32-bit ARMv7 architecture.

Nevertheless, the first 64-bit processor made by Samsung will likely be introduced this year, according to CNET. Kyushik Hong, VP of marketing for Samsung's system LSI business, told CNET that "64-bit is very important - in the sense that there's a real demand, whether you need it or not." The exec concluded that Samsung is “very actively working on” developing its first 64-bit processor (we're guessing that this will be included in the Exynos family). 

Although Qualcomm, Intel, Nvidia, Marvell, and even MediaTek have already announced 64-bit processors, Samsung is not worried. Its 64-bit chip “will be ready whenever the operating systems and ecosystem go 64-bit,” reportedly declared Kyushik Hong. In other words, Samsung is still waiting for Google to optimize Android for full 64-bit support

Last year, Apple introduced its own 64-bit ARMv8 processor, the A7, which powers the iPhone 5S, the iPad Air and the iPad Mini 2 - these are the world's first commercially available mobile devices that come with 64-bit processors.  

source: CNET

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posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:24 2

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

I know with tizen.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:56

26. Finalflash (Posts: 3536; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Yea, in about 1/3 of their Tizen international models....as is it is with their exynos chips.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:25 11

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Note 4 with Android 5.0. :')

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:15 7

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Samsung should "actively work" on a new design team :)

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:39 12

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

By the way each Note and Galaxy S design changes each year,a I don't think they do. Note 3 is just so damn sexy.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:41

22. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

In all honesty it seems that the Note is where most Samsung resources are going, being it has 32GB of memory + 3 GB of RAM while the S5 only has 16GB of memory and 2 GB of RAM, not to mention the faux leather back looks much better than the drilled nonsense on the S5.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:48 4

25. UglyFrank (Posts: 1941; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

S5 wasn't give 3GB ram/16GB rom because that will be save for the P/F series that will be announced alter

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 12:03 3

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Or because it's running KitKat?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 12:30

30. geordie8t1 (unregistered)

yeah i also think that the s5 is the watered down spec phone and the new F series is the new premium flagship, well heres hoping, but with snapdragon 805 only a month or so away ish, and the fact that samsung have already started mass production of 2k displays, i reckon its a safe bet we will see a new samsung model soon so the s series will be offered in april, the f series in july and note series in october.....

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 14:17

39. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

See, the faux leather is cheesy to me, just like the ugly "rose gold" or whatever they called the band-aid looking one. It was funny to see the number of people that thought it was really a leather back on their N3. I also don't remember anyone having a problem with the holes/dots on the back of the Nexus 7 (2012). Then again the new fade seems to be "hate on Samsung as much as possible" so I guess that explains why.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 21:06

46. gorkapr (Posts: 74; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

in my opinion, the GS5 with 16gb is a loose situation, if you remember the last year, when they put the "easy Mode" and the touchless tweaks, they grab a lot of the internal memory, more than the half of the 16gb, and they took the same attitude of apple, tell the customers "well, you need to buy a microSD card". but, maybe they do't think in now, because android do not let you to put the apps on the microSD... thats was a win situation for HTC, the normal version of the One was 32GB, and the Sense use LESS storager than the TouchWiz...

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 17:59

45. superduper (Posts: 151; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)

Unless they delay the release until very late in 2014 or early 2015, it is unlikely that the Note 4 will have a 64-bit processor running Android 5.0. It will most likely have the Snapdragon 805 which is scheduled to ship in 2H 2014 (along with the predictably bigger screen, etc).

Google will either release another 4.x iteration of Android later this year, or wait a few months and launch the Nexus 5 with 64-bit Android 5.0 early next year. Either way, neither Qualcomm or Nvidia are planning to ship 64-bit SoCs until very late 2014 or, probably, early 2015.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:31 10

3. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

Note 4 + 64-bit + Android 5.0
That will be sweet

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 22:00

50. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 173; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)

+ LTE for the whole world in one model.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:32 1

4. mturby (unregistered)

samsung, u should work on updating ur unpopular phones to kit kat as GOOGLE says KitKat is capable on 512 ram phones.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:40 4

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I'm sure this comment can be applied to other OEMs and not just Samsung...

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:03 2

10. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

It can, but his comment is actually relevant here since it is discussing work that Samsung is doing.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:34

5. mturby (unregistered)

Who wants to try KitKat on a Samsung phone? well, pay at least $450 dls on S3, S4, NOTE 2 OR 3. Why? because samsung wants u to.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:38 1

6. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

If it can't outrun current 32, that'd be embarrassing.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:57 2

8. nctx77 (Posts: 2413; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

Lol! The S5 is already outdated! Apple threw Sammy for a loop. It's taking them a year to catch up lol! IT OVER Sammy! Iphone 6 and iphone phablet will have this for lunch. Good luck with the cheap plastic!

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:00 9

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

So by your logic, all phones announced this week are also outdated?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:37 2

19. KingaSpades (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)

I think that he said the S5. Why are you trying to twist that? Are you a Samsung fanboy?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:40 5

21. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

My comment still stands, regardless of said OEM lol.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:05 1

11. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

Most of the phones announced Q1 of the new year are always going to be outdated in 4-6 months. These phones use late-2013 specs with some 2014 facelifts. Simply because all the cutting-edge technology isn't ready for deployment until much later into the year.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:10 8

12. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)

Just like its taking Apple a couple of years to catch up?
They wouldn't be increasing screen size if it wasn't for Android.
They wouldn't be feel pressured to release a Phablet if it wasn't for Samsung.
And i see you're one of those blind Fanboys that's been taught to believe Metal is very premium.
Get your head out of Apple's arse and just enjoy technology.

Btw, a Phablet from Apple may best phablets from HTC or Sony but unless they copy and paste the productivity features of Samsung and LG, it wont beat the Note 4 or the LG G Pro 2

Also, if you want a glimpse of a phablet from Apple, just take a look at an iPad Mini with Retina.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:24 6

16. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

apple is just a midrange phone sold in highest end price... they just keep them unique by bring something which others are not using and the fan boys or novoices think apple as a high end phone, this is just a great marketing strategy not a great phone... now apple is going to copy samsung by launching phablet which proves apple can copy as well and samsung can be a trend setter as well...

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 11:41 2

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Mid range phone that offers the best user experience to date.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 12:48 1

33. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

Now I dont think... before, yes... I was also mesmerized by iphone 4 then 4s... I spent AED. 4200 = $1147 to purchase when iphone 4 was newly launched bcoz I was greatly wowed by it... then some extra money in changing to 4s... I was an apple lover that time and neutral about samsung... sunddenly a bomb dropped on me and the culprit was one of my friend, he purchased note 2... I was already disappointed with apple's customer service, I used note 2 of my frnd for few hours only and immediately said WTH iphone sucks... since then I turned into apple hater n samsung lover... I ditched my iphone few months later... this is how I dont think its a great phone, not a good value for that huge amount...

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 12:09

29. cypherl (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)

You understand that Samsung manufactures the chip for the Iphone 5S correct? Every Iphone 5S that is purchased is money in Samsungs pocket. Samsung sells 3 times the amount of phones that Apple does.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 12:35 4

31. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

Correct... Every iphone 5s purchased is a money in samsung's pocket and then apple has to take that money out by bring law suits and the help of icourts...

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