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Samsung backs 64-bit smartphone switch

Written by James Delahunty @ 13 Sep 2013 9:37

Samsung backs 64-bit smartphone switch

Samsung will follow Apple by putting 64-bit processors into its smartphones, according to the South Korean electronics giant.
Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5S smartphone this week, featuring a 64-bit A7 chip that would work with its new iOS 7. Samsung backs the move to 64-bit chips, but of course it will have to wait on the development of Android too.

Upon unveiling the iPhone 5S, Apple boasted that the A7 offered "desktop-class architecture", but the benefit of 64-bit support won't be significant for some time in the smartphone market.

Nevertheless, Samsung is to follow suit, according to the Korea Times newspaper. It quoted co-chief executive officer Shin Jong-kyun as saying that 64-bit chips would not the used "in the shortest time" but will be in some of Samsung's next smartphones.

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