Samsung says its next-gen smartphones will have 64-bit processors too

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by F4FFF, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. F4FFF macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2013
    Samsung's mobile business head JK Shin has said that the company's next smartphones will feature a 64-bit CPU, according to the Korea Times. The remarks follows Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s, the first handset with a 64-bit, desktop-like processor -- the A7. Saying that Samsung is aware of Apple's ambitions in China, the exec added that a device with such a chip would come "not in the shortest time," but that "our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing capability." Does that mean a Galaxy S 5 flagship will become Samsung's first with the tech? Cue the rumors and speculation.
  2. DariusX macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2013
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    ....Took them them a day or so to copy that. Not as much as copying, but to acknowledge the fact that MOAR COARS in the mobile space is stupid.
  4. F4FFF thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2013
    Whats next " Gold Note 3"

    Way to go samsung.##
  5. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Um, okay? It won't mean a thing if the version of Android it's running isn't 64 bit.
  6. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
  7. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    This goes both ways.
  8. drb1992 macrumors 6502


    Oct 4, 2011
    Google is lagging behind. Android isn't even fully optimized for 64bit CPUs.
  9. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Just please don't do this.

  10. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2011
    Should this really be a surprise to anyone? Our phones will continue to advance. It makes sense for manufacturers to think ahead and try to prepare to help make a more seamless transition.
  11. F4FFF thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2013

    No its not about 64 bits, but the timing to claim that they will have 64 bits processor in next smartphone. ;)
  12. zedzded macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2013
    Perth, Australia
    Yeah exactly. Iphone 5S with evolutionary panoramic and burst modes.. ooohh :rolleyes:

    If Apple add a new feature to an IPhone it's regarded as evolutionary, irrespective of the fact other phone manufacturers have been using it for 2 years plus.... and obviously when the roles are reversed it's Samsung or Sony 'copying' Apple.
  13. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Is android 64bit compatoble? I dont think this would be a good move, seeing how slow android developers are in updating their apps to take advantage of new hardware, i still have apps that arent compatible with my 1080p screen.
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Apple should sue if Samsung copy them on 64bit CPU's!!! No innovation Samsung :p:p :cool:

    *Removes tongue from cheek.
  15. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    In other news, 64 bit arm designs are available now.

    expect all high end arm devices to start using them (including smartphones, tablets, consumer networking gear, embedded devices, etc).
  16. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Samsung says its next-gen smartphones will have 64-bit processors too

    ...but 64-bit memory allocations aren't?
  17. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

    May 29, 2010
    what's the point if android isn't 64bit? all it is something for Samsung to have on their spec sheet or maybe their next phone will have Samsung's OS on it.
  18. skratch77 macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    You people are so naive.Samsung uses true arm arch in there exynos socs and right now they are using arms a15 big little design and take a freaking guess what arms next gen arch is?

    PS arm is the people that designed apples arch and apple pays them a license to use there tech.

    Samsung is already at the max a 32bit CPU can use for memory alocation and when they go 4gb they will need to use 64 bit
  19. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    64-bit means other things besides memory allocations. Apparently you haven't realized it.
  20. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    It was expected. Me too Samsung

    Wonder if they will feature a fingerprint scanner in the S5
  21. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Why is this not shocking? Don't worry, the S5 WILL have something similar to Touch ID as well. Everyone saw how ridiculous the Gear watch was...they didn't have an iwatch to copy.
  22. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    I just find ironic you think they are copycats when all Apple ever does is copy the same things and customize it more to their liking and reintroduce it as some fresh idea of their's. Look at their SoC supplier they keep running back to.

    Samsung, Google, and many Android OEM and partners have had as many revolutionary things to the industry. Fingerprint scanner introduced by Motorola Atrix two years ago and 64-bit processor inside a design they use for TWO years are the only things to cling onto?

    So bigger screens, higher res/ppi, S-Pen, air view, air gestures, eye tracking, quad cores, octa cores, BlinkFeed, BoomSound, Zoe, water/dust resistance, TRIM, Project Road Runner, future 4k res support, Qualcomm's power saving features on the Snapdragon 800, smartphones with OPTICAL ZOOM, Asus Padfone/Fonepad phone/tablet hybrids, memory expansion, removable battery, changeable Kevlar backs, IR blaster, FM radio, Xenon Flash, NFC, Bluetooth data transferring, different external design every year, etc are NO BIG DEAL compared to a 64-bit processor because Apple didnt come up with them first, right?

    That ONE thing of pure 64-bit processor bliss into that same year old design is NOW going to change our lives overnight.

    My, Apple's progress is such a great thing! Kudos for thinking different that ONE time during the past year!
  23. Lunfai macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2010
    All I hear is how Apple is wasting efforts on 64 bits but at least this will shut them up now. It's more then memory allocation. Also, for people who are defending Apple, Samsung was obviously going into the 64 bit direction too at some point.

    However, Apple never claims they've invented or innovated a phone with 64 bit so people are just blowing that out of the water too.
  24. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Again I'll state that I see little value in having 64bits in a phone. Tablet maybe.

    That being said - did it occur to anyone that Samsung could very well have 64bit phones in their pipeline but since they haven't been announced (to date) never mentioned it. Further - the press/analysts/etc could have been asking if Samsung plans to have 64bit phones in the future and responded to the queries by stating that they did indeed have them in the pipeline.

    No that would be crazy. Clearly it's just about them copying Apple and stating they are also working on 64bit phones BECAUSE Apple just announced theirs. It couldn't possibly because the topic was timely...
  25. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    And who were they copying when they started the Note series, which essentially started the whole phablet market? Notice LG, HTC, and Sony following suit with their own "Ultra" and "Max" versions?

    There's no doubt Samsung copies. But the street goes both ways. Actually, the street is an intersection of many companies copying each other. However, only in one corner, that is to say, only one company (and their followers) doesn't think they're ever copying.

    I don't care for the Samsung Gear watch myself, but it's a ludicrous statement to reason that it's a bust because "they didn't have Apple to copy."

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