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One of the most important features of the just announced iPhone 5S is the A7 processor. Apple didn't hesitate to proclaim its newest device is the first smartphone to include a 64-bit chip. But according to a report from Korea Times (via Engadget), Samsung is planning to make the jump to 64-bit with its own handsets, too.

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Speaking to a group of fellow executives, Samsung's mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun said upcoming Galaxy smartphones would include 64-bit processing as part of the company's plans to maintain dominance in Eastern markets.

"Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality," said Shin. "Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries."

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/12/samsung-next-gen-galaxy-will-have-64-bit-processor



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Seriously, I get the A7, but what the hell does a 64bit do on mobiles?

BloodyRain said:
Seriously, I get the A7, but what the hell does a 64bit do on mobiles?


More RAM. Improvements in visuals, loading times, makes the CPU run more smoothly, etc.



BasilZero said:
BloodyRain said:
Seriously, I get the A7, but what the hell does a 64bit do on mobiles?


More RAM. Improvements in visuals, loading times, makes the CPU run more smoothly, etc.

Well then huzzah for 64bit!



BloodyRain said:
Seriously, I get the A7, but what the hell does a 64bit do on mobiles?


Absolutely nothing without extra RAM.

 

You need 4 GB of RAM to take advantage of a 64bit system.

Seeing as no mobile phone has 4GB of RAM it's largely a marketing ploy.

 

Edit: Here's a link for you http://www.citeworld.com/development/22407/apple-iphone-64bit



 

 

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I'll wait for 65 bit.
It's weird to think that phones weren't already 64 bit, even though it does make sense.

I assume this is the new 64bit ARM. Will be interesting to see what they do with it.

Not long now, till a phone is just a tiny computer. Plug into your TV or a big monitor, add keyboard and your done.

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BloodyRain said:
BasilZero said:
BloodyRain said:
Seriously, I get the A7, but what the hell does a 64bit do on mobiles?


More RAM. Improvements in visuals, loading times, makes the CPU run more smoothly, etc.

Well then huzzah for 64bit!

Yeah your smartphone was severly limited by 4GB of ram before 64 bits came and saved the day...

Here is a question for Samsung. Do they plan on running Android on this new Galaxy? Cause as far as I know, Androids run-time library is 32 bit. LOLz.



BloodyRain said:
Seriously, I get the A7, but what the hell does a 64bit do on mobiles?


nothing, just like Windows 32 or 64 it wouldn't make any different until you have more than 4 GB RAM.

32 is limited to 4 GB RAM ,and phones barely carry 2 GB RAM , so having a 64 bit processor is useless, that is until Phones reach Laptop speeds, a useless marketing gimmick just like every single "Feature" samsung makes.



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There is a crowd that likes to get a new phone every year, so they all will buy it like water and samsung will print money again.

Just how it works.