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The iPhone 12 series is said to draw power from the new A14 processor, succeeding the A13 Bionic chip powering the iPhone 11 trio and the iPhone SE (2020). As per a DigiTimes report, TSMC will begin manufacturing the A14 chip later this month, alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 5G modem.

The A14 chip will be based on the 5nm process, making it the first commercially available smartphone processor to use this next-generation fabrication technology. Plans for a 5nm-based Qualcomm chip are not known yet, but HUAWEI’s upcoming flagships are rumored to come equipped with the HiSilicon Kirin 1000 SoC that will also be based on the 5nm process.

While a shift to 5nm process will certainly bring its own set of improvements such as higher efficiency, it will further widen the performance gap between iPhones and Android devices. In the past few years, Apple’s in-house processors have been ahead of what Qualcomm’s best chips have to offer, and with the A14, it is likely that iPhones will further assert their dominance as the most powerful smartphones out there.

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from covering the latest news, I’ve reviewed my fair share of devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I also have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets out there.
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