We picked up on a rumor last month which claimed that Samsung might skip the 20nm manufacturing process and jump straight to the 14nm processor from the existing 28nm. The reason behind this decision was said to Samsung’s aim to make a “comeback” in the foundry business. Samsung is expected to launch its 14nm 64-bit Exynos 6 chip next year and according to a new Korea Herald report which quotes a “senior ARM official,” the 64-bit Exynos chip will be used in Samsung’s devices in 2014.
What this means is that its possible for the Galaxy S5 to come with the 64-bit processor. However, since it is rumored that Samsung might launch this smartphone ahead of schedule and if the 64-bit processors aren’t ready by then, its possible that they might debut with the Galaxy Note 4. We’ve also heard rumors that Samsung might launch an entirely different premium smartphone lineup, perhaps that might be the first device to come with the new processor. The same ARM official is also quoted as saying that 128-bit chips are likely to be developed in the next few years as computing demand increases. It remains to be seen though if other chip manufacturers like Qualcomm and Samsung move toward 128-bit as well.
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