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Samsung teases new Exynos chip for CES, could be a rival to Apple’s 64-bit A7

Samsung has started tweeting about its plans for CES 2014, ensuring we’re all ready for announcements made during the Las Vegas show. However, while its sure to start mentioning new mobile hardware soon, it has first begun to talk about what’s inside those devices. Tweeting from the account dedicated to the Exynos processor, Samsung reminded us that, “CES is right around the corner,” and added, “Are you ready to unlock Exynos?” This was accompanied by a picture showing butterflies in flight with the caption, “Flying ever higher in 2014.”

Exynos CES 2014The Exynos processor was a prominent feature of Samsung’s CES 2013 presentation, where the eight-core Exynos 5 Octa made its debut. At the time, the processor was unique on the market, and even 12 months later, only has one notable competitor. So, does this mean Samsung aims to top the allure of an eight-core mobile processor at CES 2014? If so, how?

Unsurprisingly, it’s not saying, but that doesn’t stop us from making a few guesses. At the top of the list has to be the introduction of a 64-bit challenger to Apple’s A7 chip, which is fitted to the iPhone 5S. Following the announcement of the A7, Samsung was quick to point out it was working on something similar. However, Android is still a 32-bit operating system, and unable to make the most of 64-bit architecture.

This is sure to come in the future, and Samsung may not let that little point stand in its way of wheeling out a 64-bit chip of its own. After all, the eight-core Exynos 5 Octa never turned up in a phone until several months after its announcement, and it still hasn’t had an international release. If a 64-bit chip isn’t on the CES menu, the announcement may be linked to Samsung’s new low power mobile RAM, which could mean we see phones with 4GB of RAM over the coming year.

We’re only speculating though, and Samsung may have something completely different to show us on the day. We’ll bring you all the news from the event on January 7.