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#16 +Brando212

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:14

Where's the announcement for their fingerprint scanner?  The GS5 will undoubtedly have it along with an 8-core CPU...

you think they'll release the Galaxy C as well :rofl:




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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:15

Where's the announcement for their fingerprint scanner?  The GS5 will undoubtedly have it along with an 8-core CPU...

My motorola atrix from 2 years ago has a finger print scanner.  I never use it.



#18 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:15

Memory allocation isn't the only use for 64-bit processing.

I believe they are using the 64-bit architecture with the fingerprint scanner and probably other things.  

Higher security potential with x64.

 

An over-engineered solution for an almost non-existent problem that will have a negative impact for the majority of consumers.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:15

But wait, wouldn't the operating system have to be designed around a 64bit processor as well, in order to at least take full advantage of these capabilities? Apple has full control over iOS, where as Samsung doesn't. Would this not be an issue?

 

Or is this simply a matter of checking the "We have it too" box?



#20 Mr. Dee

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:16

Samsung is like that annoying person who keeps following you around and you can't loose them.



#21 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:16

An over-engineered solution for an almost non-existent problem that will have a negative impact for the majority of consumers.

What would be the negative impact?



#22 HawkMan

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:16

About time that phones caught up with my 64 bits Atari Jaguar gaming machine.


Pretty sure phones have long since caught up to your 32 bit Atari jaguar game console

#23 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:16

But wait, wouldn't the operating system have to be designed around a 64bit processor as well, in order to at least take full advantage of these capabilities? Apple has full control over iOS, where as Samsung doesn't. Would this not be an issue?

 

Or is this simply a matter of checking the "We have it too" box?

Yup, which is why apps will be "emulated" or something like that?



#24 stevan

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:17

My motorola atrix from 2 years ago has a finger print scanner. I never use it.


Motorola, you mean the idiots that forgot they had a fingerprint scanner and tweeted this about iPhone 5S:

“Remember that one time you were stoked to give your fingerprints? Us either,”

I used the fingerprint scanner in the atrix, it was poorly implemented and garbage.

#25 HawkMan

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:19

Worse, it will actually be a detriment!
 
You only need a 64bit processor if you're going to be addressing more than 4gb of RAM. No phone has that much RAM, and won't for a couple of years yet, if then.
 
Also, currently all mobile apps are 32bit apps. That means they're going to have to either be recompiled, or run via some kind of emulation layer (like the WoW64 library in Windows) to run, and that's going to be slower than running them on a 32bit processor.


Actually WoW64 on windows runs 32 bit apps generally as fast as if the OS was 32 (since its not emulation they're actually running in a 32 bit windows on windows) and in some cases it actually runs 32 bit apps faster on windows 64 bit than if they had been run on windows 32 bit. Thanks to more efficient memory adressing and som stuff.

#26 68k

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:23

Hey, what did I say (in the comment I left on the front news page RE Apple putting 64-bit processors in their phones)?

 

I stated news like this would come within the next few weeks - I was wrong; should have said the day after!

 

A step closer to being able to carry around a (future) main PC in my pocket. If Samsung release a phone with a docking station (featuring USB, DVI/HDMI, and Ethernet connectivity), that would be awesome!



#27 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:24

you think they'll release the Galaxy C as well :rofl:

Samsung phones ALL feel like a "c" version, build wise any way.



#28 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:25

Hey, what did I say (in the comment I left on the front news page RE Apple putting 64-bit processors in their phones)?

 

I stated news like this would come within the next few weeks - I was wrong; should have said the day after!

 

A step closer to being able to carry around a (future) main PC in my pocket. If Samsung release a phone with a docking station (featuring USB, DVI/HDMI, and Ethernet connectivity), that would be awesome!

 

They already did, for the Note II.



#29 vcfan

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:27

anyone want to bet the 2x performance statement is referring to now that the registers are double in size,an instruction can do twice the work.



#30 Yazoo

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 14:28

this was posted already here http://www.neowin.ne...ave-64-bit-cpu/





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