The Galaxy S5 will probably feature a 64-bit chip and demonstrate major leaps in ultra-high definition screens when it arrives next year, according to stories from the Korean website DigiTimes and MSN Tech.
Galaxy S5 expected to have 16-megapixel camera, 64-bit chip
DigiTimes reports that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is going to be putting 64-bit chips into the Galaxy S5. The site also reports that the handset will feature a 16-megapixel camera, although Samsung itself confirmed at its Analyst Day that 2014’s model would indeed have a 16-megapixel camera.
Adding a 64-bit chip wouldn’t be that much of a stretch either. Samsung did show off an optimized 64-bit mobile chip, following in the footsteps of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with the iPhone 5S and its 64-bit chip—the first in a smartphone.
According to Samsung executives, their first 64-bit chip will be based on ARM architecture. The company will later release an optimized version of the chip. This means that if the Galaxy S5 arrives in January, the optimized version of the chip probably won’t be in it. The Galaxy Note 4, however, could theoretically feature the chip if it comes out later, according to TechRadar.phones.
Galaxy S5 could have much higher resolution
Signs from Samsung’s display trend map also suggest that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) will be stepping up display resolution tremendously for the Galaxy S5. According to DigiTimes, Japan Display and Samsung Display will start volume production of WQHD displays “soon.” Samsung revealed the display trend map at its Analyst Day in Korea, and the map indicates that the company is planning major leaps in resolution over the next few years, according to MSN Tech.
The map indicates that in 2015, Samsung will have the 3840 x 2160 resolution displays ready. However, in 2014 the map shows that we could see the 2560 x 1440 resolution display. If it is ready early enough next year, we could see it in the Galaxy S5.