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

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