Samsung loves to the up-the-ante when it comes to specs and reports are now floating in from Korea about the next generation Galaxy S5, apparently the South Korean company is preparing to push the mobile power a bit further with a 64bit processor and 4GB of RAM.
Currently the only smartphone with a 64bit chip is the iPhone 5S, Apple announced the boost at their event one month ago. Samsung and other Android partners have said they will be building chips with 64bit capabilities very soon, to match Apple’s current lead.
Samsung will apparently develop a Exynos 6 chip for the Galaxy S5. We currently have no idea on clock speed or cores, but we expect Samsung to add eight cores and we may see a boost to 2.2GHz or above, beating the current popular processor, the Snapdragon 800.
Since Samsung actually manufacturers the 64bit chip for Apple, we have no doubt the company will be able to work on the Exynos 6 and make it more proficient and powerful than what Apple is offering. It’s actually quite weird we did not hear about this sooner, considering Samsung loves to try and take on Apple at every corner.
The 4GB of RAM seems like overkill on a smartphone, considering a PC can run smoothly on 4GB of DRR3. Mobiles are becoming a more powerful tool for users, but we cannot see any application using 4GB of RAM or even anywhere close to that amount, even mobile games.
Samsung will reportedly add a textured faux leather back to the Galaxy S5, alongside their faux metal accents. Imagine the Galaxy Note 3 only a little bit smaller. We may also see a boost in resolution, considering Japan Display and other companies have 2560 x 1600 prototypes available.
The Galaxy S5 is set to make its first appearance at MWC 2014 just five months from now, exciting times.