Computer & IT


Samsung’s ditto legacy:

Picking the breadcrumbs dropped by Apple, Samsung followed its way into the woods, on a road made with baked bricks and starting working on a 64-bit CPU smartphone last year after the release of world’s first smartphone with 64-bit CPU, the iPhone 5S but much unknowingly about whether android users even need a 64-bit processor chip in their device. Much of a joyride for Samsung as Google recently announced that their latest version of the Android operating System, Android L will support a 64-bit CPU.

Samsung SM-G5308W Specifications and competitors:

Recently images of GFXBench benchmarks stats of the new Samsung mid-range smart phone pepped up with debutant 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragron 410 chipset leaked onto the web. This device is currently dubbed SM-G5308W and will sport a quad-core processor chip clocked at 1.2GHz. Flaunting a 5-inch display with a resolution of 540X960p, the device will have a 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The device will try to woo part-time snappers with its 8MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie drudge. The graphics will be skyrocketed with the Adreno 360 graphics processor chip. Android 4.4 will run out of the box while an in-lodge 64-bit architecture chip will shall be eligible for the next big android update set to roll out by the fall this year.

The rumoured Samsung Galaxy F will Samsung’s flagship device to be sporting a 64-bit processor while SM-G5308W only finds its competition among mid-range devices like HTC One Mini 2 and the Sony Xperia Z1 compact and upcoming Z3 compact, relying on the GFXBench data. No talks have adored the battery on the new Samsung smartphone but it should be expected to be at least 1800 mAh.

The Dearth for 64-bit:

But the question that perplexes everyone, even the electronic giant itself, is do we really need a 64-bit CPU? The answer is plausibly NO! Although the Vice President of marketing Kyushik Hong said that they wish to be at the front foot and be ready in advance as 64-bit is presumably the next big thing in smartphones market and their chips would be ready when the Android environment takes a drift to the newer ecosystem. Unquestionably, it is an example of chicken race where one brand has it and others are just coping along.

Why do we Adore 64-bit?

So what makes a 64-bit enviable? 32-bit chips can support up to a maximum memory of 4GB and 64-bit up to 16 Exabytes or theoretically 16 billion Gigabytes, boom! With the Galaxy Note sporting a 3GB RAM already, Android devices are set to break this barrierwithin an year although Apple devices housing the 64-bit A7 chip only have 1GB RAM currently and are likely to catch up as well in two-three years. But the real question assimilates our need of RAM and not how much we can add to a device. With rowing dependency on smartphones for all the chores and extensive multi-tasking the tech-ravenous clique may soon need an upgrade.

We can barely speak of its effectiveness until it hits the markets, until then let’s remunerate our greed for higher speed with the benchmarks only.