If Apple was the first to bring 64-bit to the iPhone, Samsung is among the first to bring it to smartwatches.
The recently launched Samsung Gear S3 has some of the most advanced circuitry found in wearables, according to a teardown of the device by Linley Group.
Inside, engineers found a dual-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor running at 1.0GHz combined with high-definition graphics, memory, power management and LTE connectivity. That makes it roughly equivalent to a low-cost smartphone.
That’s notable because engineers typically fit much lower performance components into phones to keep power consumption down and battery life long.