iPhone 5S rival alert: Samsung to join 64-bit smartphones bandwagon

A senior Samsung executive has confirmed that the company will be launching smartphones powered by 64-bit processors like Apple’s iPhone 5S, which was launched a couple of days back.

Samsung’s Mobile Business Head Shin Jong-kyun confirmed company’s stand on 64-bit smartphones while speaking to The Korea Times. Shin said that the 64-bit processor powered smartphones won’t be available soon. “But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality,” he said. The co-CEO didn’t reveal anything more about Samsung’s 64-bit plans.

Shin also talked about concentrating Samsung’s efforts to boost sales in Japan and China as these are the regions where Apple is aggressively pushing its latest iPhones. Deals with NTT Docomo in Japan and China Mobile in China have given Apple a huge boost and chances of dominating the smartphone markets in these regions has risen again.

“Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries”, Shin noted. The pricing of the new iPhones may be a slight hurdle, but the next few weeks will give us a better picture.

With Apple pushing ahead with its iPhone plans Samsung is not sitting idle. Samsung officials have confirmed that they have got the consent of Chinese officials to put TD-LTE technology on its devices, which means that the company will be able to release devices that will support both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE in China well ahead of the release schedules chalked earlier.

Samsung will also be organizing its latest Galaxy Note3 tablet’s launch event in China and the 5.7-inch device is set to a release in around 140 countries.

Apple has packed its iPhone 5S with its latest 64-bit A7 processor, but analysts are skeptical about the actual benefits of having a 64-bit processor onboard a smartphone. Devices with 64-bit processors need more RAM and considering that Apple only packed 1GB of RAM in its iPhone 5, we believe that iPhone 5S wouldn’t be having anything more than 2GB. Further, 64-bit processors were created for servers and high-performance computing requirements whereas fitting in such a processor in a smartphones makes the least of sense as mobile devices are not expected to perform complex tasks.