It’s that time again for some more talk about 64-bit processing in the world of smartphones. We know there is already much debate about whether this is even needed at a time like this,(meaning where the advancements of mobile technology currently sit)but like it or not, OEMs are manufacturing devices with 64-bit CPUs even if we can’t really take full advantage of them just yet. On the other hand, by the time they release we may be able to utilize the architecture more than we think. Samsung has apparently tested it’s very first device running a 64-bit CPU as discovered on GFXbench, and the processor is reportedly a chipset from Qualcomm dubbed the Snapdragon 410 CPU.
There is at least a little bit of detail surrounding this device from the benchmarking site, but it would be advantageous to keep in mind that any specs or details listed here could change. The phone in question listed on the site has the model number SM-G510F, and is running Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat according to the details sheet. We can also see that Snapdragon 410 that’s listed is quad-core, and carries an Adreno 306 GPU for the graphics. The 3D API is listed as OpenGL ES 3.0, and memory(RAM)points to about 1GB(the details sheet specifically lists it as 0.9GB). Storage details point to the device having 5Gb of space, but as we stated above this could be an early development device and may only have the storage amount they needed to run these tests. It’s also possible that the storage listed is only what’s left after the Samsung software takes what it needs.
The camera details are where things get a little bit weird, as the rear and front cameras are listed as odd numbers for sensor quality. The rear camera is listed as a 7MP, while the front camera is listed as a 4.7MP. All the sensors we could expect from most smartphones these days are present in the device listed here, but of course the most recent used sensors we’ve seen from Samsung are not included, which would be the fingerprint sensor and the heart rate sensor. It’s still to early to tell whether or not this is anything we should be paying attention to as 64-bit Android devices are still not out on the market, but we’re moving ever closer to that point.