Samsung to launch 64-bit phones in 2014

A day after Samsung waxed eloquent about its 64-bit chip plans, a report out of Asia claims that high-end 64-bit smartphones are due from the company next year.

The electronics giant will launch flagship smartphones with 64-bit CPUs (central processing units) in 2014, Taipei-based Digitimes reported Thursday, citing sources.

The phones will also sport WQHD (2,560×1,440 resolution) displays and 16-megapixel cameras, according to the report. Both Samsung Display and Japan Display will “begin volume production of WQHD displays soon,” the Digitimes claimed.

CNET has contacted Samsung and will update the report when we have more information.

On Wednesday, Stephen Woo, president of System LSI at Samsung Electronics, said Samsung was taking a “2-step approach,” to developing 64-bit mobile chips.  More