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Samsung says its next phones will feature 64-bit processors too

No doubt to steal limelight from Apple
Thu Sep 12 2013, 10:06
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KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung clearly isn't afraid of the wrath of Apple fanbois, having revealed on Wednesday that its next generation smartphones will, like the iPhone 5S, feature 64-bit processors.

Samsung co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun revealed the news to the Korea Times. When asked whether its next generation smartphones will feature 64-bit processors like the iPhone 5S, he said, "Yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality."

However, the Samsung chief implied that desktop class processing power likely won't be appearing in its handsets anytime soon, hinting instead that 64-bit technology could debut in next year's flagship Samsung smartphone, which we suppose will be called the Galaxy S5.

The Korean firm likely has had 64-bit processors in the works for a while, and it's worth nothing that the firm only revealed its plans this week because it was asked about its future plans following Apple's launch event on Tuesday.

Samsung also dismissed the Cupertino company's plans to expand further into China, saying that Apple will be unlikely to claw Chinese market share back from it, with Samsung holding around 20 percent of that country's market.

An unnamed Samsung executive told the Korean newspaper, "Apple believes that it can boost its market share in China thanks to stronger brand awareness. However, with better pricing, a diversified product lineup and solid partnerships with local channels, Samsung plans to keep its current momentum in China."

He added, "We have no reason to allow Apple to steal market share from us," revealing that the ongoing rivalry between the two smartphone makers shows no signs of letting up. µ


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