To the surprise of no one, Samsung’s co-CEO, Shin Jong-kyun revealed that the company is already working as hard as it can to make its own 64-bit processor to match the iPhone 5s’s new A7 chip.
Shin noted that he had been watching the media coverage surrounding the iPhone 5s which features the world’s first 64-bit smartphone processor. During a regular weekly meeting with chief executives of Samsung’s key affiliates, Shin confirmed that future Galaxy phones will get 64-bit processing powers. According to Shin, the 64-bit processor smartphones won’t hit the market, “in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.”
To be fair, all smartphone manufacturers were bound to implement 64-bit chips within the next couple of years with or without Apple. But, now that Cupertino has shot first with the A7, it’s a sure bet that Samsung will be scrambling to get its own 64-bit processor Galaxy S5 out as soon as possible, no matter what.
Source: Korea Times