Samsung has confirmed plans to incorporate 64-bit processors in its future Galaxy smartphone line-up, following Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5S, which is the first smartphone to include the technology.
Capable of addressing 18,400,000 trillion values, the new 64-bit architecture allows accessing over 4GB of RAM, compared to a 32-bit system.
Samsung co-chief executive Shin Jong-kyun told the Korea Times that no release date has been announced for the new phones.
"But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality," Jong-kyun said.
Apple recently launched the new iPhone 5S model, which is powered by the new iOS 7 and incorporates the new A7 chip and 64-bit technology, which boosts performance when running apps, editing photos, even during playing graphic-intensive games.
Both the smartphone makers have been vying for supremacy in the smartphone market and are involved in various legal trials in different countries.
In August 2012, Apple had won about $1.051bn in a patent suit against South Korean firm.