64-bit Smartphones To Be Released By Samsung Next Year
Gabriel Roşu / 3 years ago
It appears that a senior ARM official has confirmed for Korean Herald that the chip architecture developer has been working with Samsung to bring a 64-bit processor to its smartphones and tablets next year.
The CPU should belong to Samsung’s Exynos family, and is likely planned as a direct response to the 64-bit Apple A7 chipset, as found in the iPhone 5s and the new iPads. This does not come as a surprise since competitors need to keep pace with the newest tech in order to attract customers, and competition will most likely be in the customers’ advantage.
“Executives from Samsung and ARM had a meeting today. They discussed the ARM 64-bit chip, which is expected to be used in Samsung’s smartphone next year,” the senior manager stated.
Also, Cortex-M processors have been discussed during the meeting for devices such as a smart home system, where ARM’s executive vice president of commercial and global development, Antonio Viana, has allegedly been present. There is also word that 128-bit processors are being discussed at ARM as a possibility, but not for at least two years.
“As technology moves from, for example, shifting to face recognition on smartphones from the fingerprint scanner to unlock an iPhone, it requires more powerful memory capacity,” he added