Samsung’s copycat move could pay off in the future. But it is a long convoluted path to the conquest of a major rival such as Apple. The iPhone 5S is the first smart phone to feature 64 bit technology. And while Apple’s home turf is the United States and Europe, Samsung is more popular in the emergent economies of China and India not to mention its provenance which is South Korea.
The complications along the way lie in the Android System that requires upgrading before Samsung could take advantage of the 64 bit processor. A 32 bit processor allows a memory bank that amounts to 4 Gigabytes. Shifting to a 64 bit processor would be a vast improvement on this. In fact, it would amount to 16 billion Gigabytes of Random Access Memory. And so Samsung is on the lookout to take the crucial step towards upgrading its bits and bytes.
Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun said to KoreaTimes, “Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries. Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.
However, it is to be noted that while the advantages are clear in this strategy of bit improvement, the action also causes the device to turn out to be costly and suck power like a vacuum cleaner. Thus there are roadblocks along the path to future dominance for Samsung. The Co-Chief Executive of Samsung made an official announcement regarding the use of 64 bit technology in the upcoming smart phones. It is said that besides the compatibility issues that will arise, the British chip designer ARM will hugely benefit from this switchover from 32 bits to 64 bits.