Samsung and ARM discuss 64-bit CPU adoption for future Galaxy S5


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Ever since Apple announced iPhone 5S with its A7 64-bit processor, there have been rumours about Samsung Electronics adopting 64-bit micro-architecture too.

In fact, Korea Herald reports that Samsung and ARM representatives meet during ARM Technology Symposia 2013 at Coex, in Seoul, to discuss adoption of such chip for the upcoming Galaxy S5.

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,” said a senior manager from the U.K.-based firm, ARM.

The same person added: “Cortex-M processors, which are used for products in the smart home system, might have been on the agenda.

Among the participants of this meeting was Antonio Viana, ARM’s executive vice president of commercial & global development, who predicts that 128-bit SoC’s will equip such devices in two years, because technology like “face recognition or fingerprint scanning to unlock a phone, requires more powerful memory capacity.

Samsung’s 2014 flagship device, the Galaxy S5 is said to feature a 5-inch AMOLED display with a whopping 2560×1440 screen resolution and a density of 560 ppi (pixels per inch), as well as a true octa-core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat.