The iPhone 5S may not be original in its design or made any racial changes, but this is the first smartphone to make use of a 64-bit chip. Having already looked at the benefits of this new chip, we also discussed a possible drain on the battery while playing games. However, what we did make a point of was how long would it be before other phone makers brought out their own 64-bit handset?
Well, it looks as though Samsung might be first —as if we are surprised — because Korea Times reports that Samsung’s CEO JK Shin has said their next generation Galaxy phone will make use of 64-bit technology. If this is true — and we have no reason to doubt it — then that would mean the Samsung Galaxy S5 would make use of a 64-bit chip.
Samsung hates to be left behind in the phone market and will do all they can to assure they are not left behind by Apple. Okay, so we know Apple is not usually the first to come up with new technology, but they have certainly got the jump on the industry with this improved chip.
Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S — Come the end of March we will see a showdown between these two handsets and how they compare in terms of performance, especially gaming, which is where the 64-bit comes into its own.
However, many of you will agree that once Samsung makes use of this technology in their smartphones they will have the edge over the iPhone 5S, because to truly appreciate gaming you need a device with a larger screen, and that would fall to the Galaxy S5. However, it would have been awesome to see how well these 64-bit chips would have performed inside the Galaxy Note 3?
With this in mind, we have to wonder what Apple has in store with the iPad 5, because this does have the potential to make greater use of the 64-bit chip; then again we cannot see Apple being too generous with the RAM.
While Apple’s hardware may not be able to take full advantage of this new technology right now, they do have the added benefit that app developers will have a head start, and you have to wonder if they will take what they learn and make use of this knowledge on Android next year?