Samsung’s next Galaxy flagship smartphone could go one better than Apple in the chipset stakes, reports suggest, amid signs that the phone-maker is working on a mighty 64-bit processor.
Sources cited by DDaily claim that Samsung is currently working on a 14 nanometre (nm) chip for the Galaxy S5 with 64-bit support. That’s half the size of the 28nm model that powers the Galaxy S4.
More importantly, the smaller chip ought to mean much improved performance when multi-tasking as well as better battery longevity, while minimising the amount of heat produced.
Apple loudly trumpeted the fact that the iPhone 5S is the first phone ever to feature a 64-bit chip in promo material. However, from the sounds of things, Samsung’s chip will be superior in every respect.
Chatter around Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy S5 arrives in the midst of speculation that the handset could land as early as January. The phone initially wasn’t expected until March, in keeping with Samsung’s annual refresh cycle.
The reason for the putative ahead-of-schedule launch hasn’t been made apparent. But it could to be tied to what some claim are significantly worse-than-expected sales for the Galaxy S4.
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