Almost immediately after Apple announced the iPhone 5s with a 64-bit A7 processor, Samsung chimed in and said that it would be releasing devices with 64-bit processors in the near future. Today, it appears that Samsung has confirmed that its 64-bit processor is ready or release and given that it will likely be on board the Samsung Galaxy S5 means that a Samsung Galaxy S5 feature is now ready for launch.
In early September, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s, its brand new iPhone that comes with a number of upgrades including a new camera, new colors, Touch ID fingerprint reader for security and convenience, and an all-new high-performance A7 processor with 64-bit architecture. While the addition of 64-bit support isn’t a huge deal to the average consumer right now, once core applications are upgraded with 64-bit support, users should see a noticeable difference in power and speed. Apple also has claimed that it built iOS 7 to run on a 64-bit processor.
Not to be outdone, Samsung quickly announced that it was also developing a 64-bit processor for next-generation devices and today, IT Today, a Korean publication, we know that the company has put the final touches on its new chip and that it should be ready for release. The report claims that the chip should be on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung’s rumored flagship and a device that has seen rumors point to a 64-bit processor of the Exynos 5 or 6 variety.
There have also been rumors suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch date will take place in January, far earlier than the Galaxy S launches in years past, and get tagged with a February release date. While the news of the processor being done doesn’t confirm this, it does leave the door open for an earlier launch than usual.
Rumors have also suggested that the Galaxy S5 could come with a faux leather back like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy S5 would then be joined by a premium Samsung Galaxy F with a metal design that consumers have been campaigning for for years. The Samsung Galaxy F, if real, would almost certainly come with 64-bit support as well.
Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors also suggest that the Galaxy S5 will come with a high-performance camera that, among other things, features Optical Image Stabilization, something that will help to cut down on shaky videos. Galaxy S5 rumors in general should start to fly as 2014 approaches.