More news on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 front, once again dealing with the possible processor that may come in the device. As we previously covered, the next iteration of Samsung’s flagship device is expected to come equipped with a new, 64-bit processor tentatively dubbed the 6 series in the Exynos line. Word from a South Korean site is that the architecture of this new chip will allow Samsung to address bigger quantities of RAM and at least initially, the Galaxy S 5 will come with 4GB of RAM out of the box.
According to the earlier reports, the Exynos 6 line of processors is slated to commence production by the end of 2013 so it can be included in the Galaxy S 5. It is unclear whether any other chip manufacturers, notably Qualcomm, would have something comparable so that Samsung could continue their strategy of producing its devices with different chipsets for different markets. If the new Galaxy S 5 comes out with some devices getting the Exynos 6 plus 4GB of RAM versus current configurations, like the Snapdragon 800 mated with 3GB of RAM found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, that may be too much of a difference for some buyers to jump on the new smartphone.
Do you see the option of a 64-bit processor with 4GB of RAM as offering anything meaningful to consumers or is it just a feather in Samsung’s hat that can be leveraged for marketing purposes?