Well that didn’t take too long. On Thursday Samsung’s head of mobile, JK Shin, reassured consumers that future Galaxy handset devices will over 64-bit chips similar to the A7 found in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S.
On Tuesday Apple announced the iPhone 5S, noting that the company’s flagship would be the first handset on the market with a 64-bit CPU. The new processor will reportedly offer a significant performance boost over its predecessor and developers will be able to optimize their applications for the 64-chip in Xcode.
Samsung Galaxy devices are equipped with chips that originate from two places: the company’s own Exynos solution, which has recently adopted ARM’s Cortex-A15 chipset; and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset, which uses a variation of Arm’s flagship line. Unfortunately Shin did not specify which of the two chipsets will be making the transition to 64-bit, though it’s likely the former considering its Samsung’s own solution.
Shin also noted that the change to 64-bit processor may still take a while. With Samsung having just revealed it latest Galaxy device the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on September 4, users can likely expect Samsung devices with a 64-bit chip to surface sometime next year.