While the fingerprint sensor and the new color schemes of the iPhone 5S are just some of its features, tech enthusiasts are probably more interested in what lies under the hood of the smartphone, especially given that the iPhone 5S will be powered by Apple’s A7 chipset, a 64-bit processor which makes it the first smartphone to be able to boast that. While Apple did not pioneer the technology and it is likely that other manufacturers would have gotten there eventually, they did beat the competition to the punch, but Apple’s biggest rival, Samsung, is not taking it lying down.
Samsung’s co-CEO, Shin Jong-kyun, recently revealed that Samsung has their own plans to make their own 64-bit processors to match or possibly even surpass that on the iPhone 5S. Shin confirmed that future Galaxy smartphones will sport 64-bit processors, although he did acknowledge that it will not be happening anytime soon, but assured that future devices from the South Korean tech giant would sport such technology. Will Samsung be able to claim second place? Or will Samsung’s rivals be able to beat them to it? Either way it looks like the race has begun with Apple leading the way.
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