Seoul: Samsung is working hard on 64-bit technology, with plans to get it out into the open by the end of the year.
Samsung has said that it still plans on launching a smartphone with a 64-bit processor this year – it just isn’t ready yet.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 had been expected to launch with a 64-bit processor. However, as its launch date approached, it became increasingly apparent it wouldn’t come with a 64-bit processor.
The company played down the importance of the device – at least from a power perspective. However, it did acknowledge that from a marketing/perception standpoint, it is important.
“64-bit is very important … in the sense that there’s a real demand, whether you need it or not,” Kyushik Hong, vice president of marketing for Samsung’s system LSI business, told at Mobile World Congress. “We are very actively working on it.”
The main reason why a smartphone maker would include a 64-bit chip is to break through the 4GB RAM limit on 32bit chips.