Samsung Plans 64-bit 4K Ultra HD Smartphones for 2014-15

Things may not be all that great on the flexible displays front, and WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) mobile displays by LG may be breathing down its neck, but Samsung isn't trailing behind on the mobile smartphone advancement front. It's only growing in a completely different direction, 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels).

Samsung set itself the ambitious, though not impossible, goal of bringing to market the first smartphones with Ultra HD displays within the 2014-15 time frame. Plans to that effect are already showing up on company roadmap. Like LG, Samsung Electronics has a vast amount of resources deployed with displays, and so the company's 4K smartphone plans are far from laughable.

To display those many pixels, a smartphone needs a vast amount of computational power, and more importantly, oodles of memory. A switch to the 64-bit address-space would be inevitable, and that's where the company's plans to build SoCs with 64-bit ARM cores step in. The company's next-generation Exynos SoC is rumored to pack a big.LITTLE combination of high-performance and low-power cores, much like its current Exynos 5 Octa series.

With SK Hynix announcing the first 6-gigabyte LPDDR3 chip, the pressure is on Samsung, the bigger Korean DRAM maker, to come up with something equal or better.

Source SamMobile
Channels Displays, Phones
Topics Samsung, 4K, ARM, Exynos, Ultra HD