Rumour has it that Samsung’s, yet to be released, Galaxy S5 smartphone will have a 64-bit processor tentatively dubbed ‘Exynos 6’ amongst its many features and may be released as early as next January.
According to Fox news, Samsung mobile boss, JK Shin, confirmed recently that future Samsung phones will feature 64-bit processors, and it looks like the Galaxy S5 may be among the first to receive the bit bump he promised.
The new chip is said to be half the size of its Galaxy S4 counterpart at 14nm, which helps to reduce power consumption and increase speed as its transistors are packed closer together.
The move to a 64-bit chipset would enable Samsung to develop a device with more than 4GB of RAM that is better equipped for multitasking, according to Korean site DDaily.
Apple’s iPhone 5S features a 64-bit processor, but Samsung’s Exynos 6 is said to be faster and more compact, as well as running at a cooler temperature.
Previous rumours suggest that the Galaxy S5 will feature an aluminium shell, marking a departure from the polycarbonate casing of its predecessors, and come with a 16-megapixel camera on board.
Samsung is yet to formally announce the Galaxy S5, but recent reports suggest that Samsung could release the Galaxy S5 into the market as soon as January 2014.