Apple announced its new iPhone 5S would feature the new 64-bit A7 processor at the company’s event yesterday. Not to be outdone, a Samsung exec announced today that the next line of Samsung phones will be running 64-bit chips as well.
Samsung Mobile Business Chief Shing Jong-Kyun told the Korea Times he’d been watching Apple’s announcement carefully and was concerned with Apple’s inroads into Asian markets. Shin revealed that Samsung’s next line of mobile devices will sport 64-bit processors, though he neglected to elaborate.
“Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries. Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.”
Apple’s A7 gives the iPhone 5S a major performance boost, but it’s also the first 64-bit processor found in a smartphone. Coupled with the 64-bit iOS 7, it brings some serious, desktop-like power to the handset market. The latest flavor of Android, Kit Kat, remains a 32-Bit OS.
Does this mean that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 will be a 64-bit phone? If so, is a 64-bit version of Android in the works? Talk amongst yourselves.
[Via: Korea Times]