Coining its own phrase wasn’t the only thing Samsung did during yesterday’s Analyst Day event. Samsung also announced that they would be developing their own 64-bit processor for mobile devices. The chip will be based on one from ARM and then Samsung will make any modifications they please, according to Samsung’s Stephen Woo. He explains that “we will offer the first 64-bit [processor] based on ARM’s own core. After that, we will offer an even more optimized 64-bit [processor] based on our own optimizations.” Samsung is nearing a DIY approach with their future.
Stephen Woo acknowledges that consumers questioned the need for a 64-bit processor, but now they are asking “when can we have that?” Samsung is likely rushing to 64-bit processors because of their competition, particularly Apple. Apple’s iPhone 5s has 64-bit; however, it has largely been unseen as how it will be put to the test. For devices with 4GB of RAM or more, devices are going to need 64-bit processors because the current 32-bit ones can not handle any more memory such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3‘s 3GB of RAM.