The rumor out of South Korea today is that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 will, like the already-available iPhone 5s, feature a hearty 64-bit architecture. Samsung’s Exynos 6 chip reportedly will rival Apple’s A7, which is also manufactured by Samsung.
Hungry for the tech details? Here’s the skinny via TheTechGets.com:
The report claims that Samsung’s chipset will utilize a 14-nanometer process rather than the 28-nanometer process Apple’s A7 SoC and other mobile chips use. It will also apparently implement ARM big.LITTLE like Samsung’s current Exynos 5 5420 chips, and it will combine low-power Cortex-A53 cores and more powerful Cortex-A57 cores. This will seemingly allow Samsung’s new chipset to consume a minimal amount of power until it’s called on for some heavy-duty processing.
So when will the Galaxy S5 appear on physical and virtual shelves? PCMag.com reports that all signs lead to a soft launch in January, with a full release in February. So yes, the Galaxy S4 I just bought is going to be old news in a couple months. Slow down, Samsung, I can’t keep up with you!