Purported iPhone 5S publicity materials reveal new features: fingerprint scanner, A7 chip, 2 MP front cam
There’s no use to even try to deny it anymore. Apple’s iPhone 5C and 5S are hours away from becoming reality. But with everything from their looks to their specs and pricing structures revealed in a bundle of reports of late, there’s very little that can still surprise us.
In fact, it’s as if the two are official already. More so as new alleged promotional documents have come to light, most likely unveiling the final set of specs of the iPhone 5S. As usual, you’re advised to treat the spill of information with care and an (un) healthy dose of salt, though the odds of the intel being fake are in all honesty astronomical.
That said, the biggest change and most noteworthy upgrade the 5S will bring to the table compared with its predecessor is, as expected, a fingerprint sensor. You know, the feature that Samsung, Sony and LG all avoided to use for their new flagship devices, but that Pantech surprisingly decided to cram inside its Vega LTE-A.
Moving on, it looks as if Apple’s “next big thing” will look exactly the same as last year’s big thing, rocking identical dimensions (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm) and weight (112 grams). Not to be snarky or anything, but are we sure that parody video was truly a parody? It sure doesn’t feel like it.
But hey, at least the iPhone 5S is tipped to pack an upgraded A7 processor, which rumor has it will be roughly 30% faster than the A6. And a slightly better front-facing camera with 2 MP sensor. Plus, an 8 MP rear snapper with lower f/2.0 aperture and 1,080p video recording support up to 120 fps.
The display is claimed to be identical both in size (4 inches) and resolution (1,136 x 640 pixels), the battery will reportedly offer 8 hours of continuous use in talk time and 4G LTE speeds will be missing… from this particular version of the iPhone 5S being advertised, namely the model headed to China Unicom. Fret not though, as other variants will most definitely come with LTE in tow.
Still, will this, how shall I put it delicately, bland list of features be enough to convince you to upgrade? Will you instead go for the iPhone 5C? Sound off below.