During a press conference focused on its Q3 earnings report, Samsung reportedly confirmed that a 64-bit Exynos processor—its answer to Apple’s A7 chip—is read for mass production. The updated CPU will likely be ready to ship by early next year, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it debut in the upcoming Galaxy S5.
The company said that aside from a few “technical preparations in progress,” the 64-bit processor should be released next year. The new chip opens the door for additional memory—though Samsung’s flagship phones certainly aren’t lacking in RAM—as well as faster DDR4 support.
We expect Samsung to use its new chip in the Galaxy S5, which could launch as soon as early 2014 according to recent reports. If the company is hoping to release an iPhone 5s killer it certainly makes sense to include a processor that can compete with Apple’s A7.