Samsung's 64-bit Exynos chip ready to hit the conveyor belts, Galaxy S5 a prime candidate

Samsung's 64-bit Exynos chip ready to hit the conveyor belts, Galaxy S5 a prime candidate
Samsung confirmed at its quarterly results press conference for investors today that the 64-bit Exynos chipset it hinted about is ready for the spotlight. 

A few "technical preparations" aside, the new silicon should be hitting the conveyor belts this quarter, which means that there is every chance to see it in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 next year. The chip will allows more memory to be addressed, and faster DDR4 units to be used, which Samsung is prepping for next year, too.

Said Galaxy S5 is rumored to be pulled forward for a January announcement and late February launch, due to increased pressure from the competition, and a 64-bit chipset plus a new camera with optical image stabilization and, eventually, a metal chassis, might be just what the doctor ordered for Samsung to regain its flagship master crown.

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74 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

No really PhoneArena.com?!? How do you know??? lol I was thinking HTC One II. lol

8. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

HTC one II??? lol that was one hell of a name xD

62. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Mic check One II, One II

74. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

So the new Exynox will be 64bit true octa built using 14nm tech??? that would be huge, but as long as Samsung doesn't figure out something to embed the LTE radio inside its chips and fasten up the production process of the chip, it will not success. And they need to figure out a fix for the heating problem, my friend got the 5s and he installs it in a huge cover just to keep his hand safe.

42. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's a HTC One Two.

61. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

LOL, maybe they'll call it HTC Two

63. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Makes logical sense. They didn't call it the Nexus One 4. I think HTC wants to be the brand name.. good luck to them.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Note 4 etc. Man, 2014 is going to be an exciting year again!

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Galaxy Note 4 is what I'm looking forward to next year. ;)

44. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

When note 4 launch u will say I will wait for note 5 then same thing will happen wait for next generation, cycle goes on and it will not stop so we better stop and pick.

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Duh. I'm getting another Note 3 when my paycheck comes in. Time to say goodbye to my S3 again.

51. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

You are right..we only have to look for todays tech and buy a phone.

71. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

But when do we stop buying then? I get your point, but unless you are rich, probably can't afford every phone you want. (Even though I am the guy who went Galaxy S2> Skyrocket> S3> Note 2 in about a years time)

33. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

This 64-bit is more like, for the next Samsung Tizen phone. Not for the Android line. They let Apple to be first with the useless 64-bit SoC(made by Samsung on Exynos process), just Apple to make the hype with their menial media and zombies. Next year Samsung will jump on Tizen, thrust me(not leaving Android line , though)

54. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Why would they want apple to be first? I hope they don't rush the processor this time...should be good though

68. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

"Why would they want apple to be first?" Because if Samsung did it first , all the iMedia will bash it organized and 64-bit for smartphones would be damned. But now they have a free hype. And there is no way back.

55. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Not sure if you're trolling or not. In both cases you should seek out for help

3. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Another spec for only the sake of specs. Just like the 64 bit in the iPhone 5S. Absolutely no benefit.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Support for DDR4 RAM is a pretty big deal.

10. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Only if they actually use it. Which they won't. Just like the iPhone 5S doesn't use it. Price is insane right now. It'll be years before it's used in a smartphone. Then maybe we can talk about adding a 64 bit chip. (I wasn't aware that DDR4 required 64 bit, but I'll take your word on it)

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's not what I said at all bud. Note 3 has DDR3 RAM, which is a beast. Samsung's new Exynos chip supports DDR4, which the article said they're starting to manufacture soon. With that being said, DDR4 + 64bit processor = multitasking to the extreme.

17. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Note 3 is a beast and is a different story. The 4 is a year away and will likely not use DDR4 due to cost but could utilize more than 3GB of ram. Maybe. In a year my comment might not be true. Come see me then, maybe. Today, it's true.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Same was said about quad core phones and 1080p screens. The first 1080p screen (HTC Butterfly/DNA) was released a year after the first 720p screen (Galaxy Nexus). In tech, one year can change everything.

25. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Thank you for proving my point. 64 bit today is useless. I didn't say it will always be useless, of course it won't. I didn't say they shouldn't be developing it and looking to the future. But living in today, it's useless. I don't want it on the S5. It will be useless in the S5. Maybe the Note 4, but I think that's unlikely too.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's not useless... All Google needs to do is release a version if Android that fully supports 64-bit processors and multi-core processors (8) and it will truly shine. If you know the benefits of a 64-bit processor, you wouldn't say it's pointless.

31. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

What mobile app would take advantage of 64 bit capabilities and put it to good use? Probably none. Let's not fragment developers and the play store with 64 bit apps. Only the most powerful desktop apps even really use 64 bit fully (not counting ram). I disagree on all your benefits for the foreseeable future and only see negatives. As Apple found out with the instability of 64 bit iOS 7 apps.

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple has fixed those issues with 7.0.3 update. Like I said, all Google needs is to release an Android build that fully supports it and developers will jump ship. My comment still stands.

36. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I feel like you are vastly understating the requirements on Google's end for 64 bit compatibility. If Google doesn't see a positive benefit to cost, they simple won't do it. Maybe Android 5.0 will but I fell like we are a long time from seeing true benefits as end users.

41. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Android 5.0 will support it and hopefully multi-core processors as well (power efficiency). 64-bit is the future for smartphones. ARM, and especially Apple, wouldn't heavily invest money into a project that doesn't have potential. The benefits of 64-bit out weights those from 32-bit. This was a pretty good discussion btw.

45. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

That it was. I hope you're right about the 64 bit thing. I love innovation and technology.

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