64-bit processor and 16 megapixel camera coming to Galaxy smartphones in 2014


Samsung will add 64-bit processors to it’s 2014 Galaxy smartphones which may include Galaxy S5 and Note 4. There are a lot of speculations about 64 bit Android smartphones and it looks like Samsung is actively working on this direction.

This report was first published on Taipei based media outlet DigiTimes. Though this information is not from official sources, Digitimes claimed that the news is from trusted sources.

Along with 64-bit processor, Samsung is also trying to bring in 16 megapixel camera and WQHD (2,560×1,440 resolution) display to these devices.

On Wednesday, Stephen Woo, president of System LSI at Samsung Electronics, said Samsung was taking a “2-step approach,” to developing 64-bit mobile chips.

Samsung will first work on 64-bit processor based on design from ARM and then it will try to develop it’s own 64-bit processor architecture.

“We are marching on schedule,” Woo said Wednesday. “We will offer the first 64-bit based on ARM’s own core. After that, we will offer an even more optimized 64-bit based on our own optimizations.”