Apple may not have the 64-bit share of the mobile phone market for much longer as Samsung has plans to produce the tech.

Vice president of marketing for Samsung's LSI business Kyushik Hong told Cnet that the company is expecting to bring out a 64-bit chip by the end of the year saying it is "very actively working" on it.

Despite the Korean manufacturer doubting the need for 64-bit technology when the Apple iPhone 5S emerged, the Samsung insider spoke about its importance for smartphone users.

He said: "64-bit is very important… in the sense that there's a real demand, whether you need it or not." 

However, Mr Hong said that the company will have to wait around for Google to build an operating system that can support it – one of the drawbacks of not producing your own software.

It was thought that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could carry a 64-bit processor but its unveiling revealed that this wasn't going to happen.

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