Samsung Planning 64-bit Competitive Chip to Apple A7 But Do You Believe the 64-bit Hype?
Samsung Mobile co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun told The Korea Times in an interview that the next generation of Galaxy branded smartphones will be more powerful and faster due to an upgrade to 64-bit processing. He stopped short of saying exactly when these new phones will debut, though you probably shouldn't expect anything until 2014.
"Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality," Shin said.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 in April of this year and sold 20 million units in the first two months. Prior to that, Samsung launched the Galaxy S3 in June, 2012. Following a similar release cycle, we wouldn't expect to see the Galaxy S5 until at least February, 2014.
The South Korean handset maker also said it plans to fend off Apple in China. Samsung enjoys a 19.4 percent share of the Chinese market, versus Apple at just 4.3 percent, though the latter hopes to change that with the launch of its iPhone 5C.