According to sources in the semiconductor industry on January 1, Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy 5 in the first half of this year. It will be equipped with a 64-bit application processor (AP), tentatively named the “Exynos S,” based on ARM technology. It is going to be the first 64-bit Android device.
A close source to Samsung said, “The latter half of 2013 was the best time for Samsung’s System LSI business to optimize its organization and business partners in the development of a 64-bit AP.” The source added, “The firm is planning to unveil and mass-produce its 64-bit AP as early as the beginning of this year.”
IT news sites overseas and other foreign media are speculating about Samsung’s introduction of the Exynos S at CES 2014.
However, the Korean company flatly denied the speculation. An official at Samsung pointed out, “We are not planning to announce or display parts at CES 2014.” The official concluded by saying, “It is possible to announce some of our strategies for this year at briefings involving overseas customer companies during the trade show. But details won’t be revealed.”