Samsung also has plans for 64-bit smartphones
Fresh off the news that Apple's new iPhone 5S will come with a 64-bit processor, Samsung is now hinting that they plan to do the same with their upcoming devices. Co-CEO Jong-Kyung Shin spoke with The Korea Times today and confirmed this fact, claiming that it will make smartphones faster and more powerful.
The switch to 64-bit by smartphone manufacturers was almost inevitable, but Apple being the first appears to have caused other companies to refocus their efforts. Shin conceded that the change would not be "in the shortest time", but it is nonetheless expected to be included with their next Galaxy smartphones. Interestingly, the Galaxy Note 3 was recently unveiled without 64-bit architecture, further enforcing the idea that Samsung has a ways to go.
This new effort appears to be part of the company's plans to combat Apple's expansion in the region, especially after China Mobile reached an agreement to begin distributing iPhones. Samsung is obviously well aware of these developments and will have to try harder to keep their momentum in China and Japan; however, they still believe that their diverse lineup and prices provide them with a competitive advantage.
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