Galaxy S5 or Note 4 will feature 64-bit processor, confirms ARM; 128-bit chips might follow soon after

Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s with its 64-bit processor, and ever since Samsung followed up the iPhone 5s’ announcement with a confirmation that they’re working on 64-bit processors as well, everyone has pretty much taken it for granted that these 64-bit CPUs will make it to Samsung devices in 2014. Samsung recently confirmed that they’re working on a custom 64-bit CPU that will make its way to market sometime in 2014/2015, and now a “senior ARM official” has reportedly confirmed that the 64-bit CPU will make it to a Samsung device next year.

No particular device was mentioned, so there’s no telling whether the 64-bit processor will debut on the Galaxy S5 or the Note 4. If we were to hazard a guess, it will probably be in the Galaxy S5, as Samsung would want to counter Apple’s latest flagship iPhone in one of its features as soon as possible (especially since Samsung’s 64-bit chip has been rumored to be in its final stages of development). The ARM official also said that 128-bit processors could make an appearance in the next couple of years, as applications such as face recognition increase the demand on computing power, though when (and if) Samsung (and other chip makers, like Qualcomm) will make a similar move any time soon remains to be seen.


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3 years 5 months ago

Regardless of what it will be a day purchase of the Galaxy Note 4 for me definitely. Just like I did the Galaxy Note 2 in October 2012 and the most recent Galaxy Note 3 this past October.

3 years 5 months ago

Same here Richard. I love my Samsung phones and products. The Note 3 blows away my iPhone 5s that I have from work. I hate using the iPhone. It’s definitely a toy compared to the Note 3.

3 years 5 months ago

When mainstream server class CPU are still stuck at 64-bit today, how is ARM going to implement, let alone have someone fabricate, a 128bit CPU consumer class CPU in next couple of years? Unless Apple can take the lead and integrate a $100-$200 128-bit CPU into their iPhone, I don’t see how we’re going to see a 128-bit CPU in a cell phone by 2020.

3 years 5 months ago

The super computers have thousands of processors, and if you know, all CPUs works together as if they were a single CPU (centralized system).

What I mean, is it possible to create a 128bit CPU by using two 64bit CPU. Is the same way of the true Octacore CPUs, instead of only using two CPUs and each one works separetly.

Android can be easily adapted to a centralized system. Android is the most similar system to a desktop OS.

3 years 5 months ago

La estupidez es la ignorancia que muetran muchos usuarios como tu….. ¬¬¬¬ es progreso depende de ellos y lo van logrando tu solo criticando…. que penoso… es mia opinion

3 years 5 months ago

I love how people who don’t understand technology throw around terms like 32 bit vs. 64 bit and then they talk about 128 bit, as if that will magically make things faster or better. The big advantages to going from 32 bit to 64 bit came from breaking through the 4GB barrier. 32 bit is limited to 4GB of addressable space, without “tricks” to work around that limitation. This is a part of the reason why restore points for Windows XP would often not restore successfully. 64 bit is so far beyond that point that for the moment, we are free of any limitations.

Now, there are also computing reasons for 64 bit having advantages, when large numbers or high precision floating point calculations come into play, and while 128 bit would have some advantages for hard-core number crunching, for consumer level stuff, there really wouldn’t be much of an advantage at this point to 128 bit. For the most part, we are not anywhere near the point where 64 bit is a limiting factor.

So, 128 bit….some marketing or business person saying it, as if it automatically makes things better is pure stupidity. When 128 bit would provide REAL benefits, then that is one thing, but just to do it, when 64 bit is at least a decade from being a limiting factor is just marketing BS.