The commercialization of Samsung Electronics’ first 64-bit application processor (AP), tentatively named the “Exynos 6” has drawn near. It is expected that the Galaxy S5, planned to launch during the first half of next year will feature a 64-bit AP with a RAM capacity over 4GB.
So far, Apple has used a 64-bit AP for its iPhone 5S, but it only used 1GB of RAM. If Samsung Electronics features the 64-bit AP with 4GB RAM in the Galaxy S5, it will kindle the competition for smartphone hardware performance once again.
According to the semiconductor industry on October 28, Samsung Electronics is currently in the process of testing the 64-bit AP, with commercialization impending. The core development is done, and some final touches for optimizing the performance and stability are ongoing. This will improve speed and capacity several times compared to the Galaxy S4 currently using a 32-big 3GB AP.
An industry associate close to Samsung Electronics anticipated Samsung’s first ever 64-bit AP to be an upgraded version of the original OCTA core AP “Exynos 5 OCTA 5420.” Samsung Electronics has officially announced its development of a 64-bit AP.