SamsungSamsung is the leader in the global smartphone market by a massive margin, with quarterly handset shipment volumes that more than double its closest rival. As a matter of fact, the most recent numbers suggest that Samsung’s Q2 2013 smartphone shipments fell between 72.4 and 76 million units, which is more than its four closest competitors combined — including Apple. Samsung is indeed a clear leader in the market, but many have argued that it got there by following Apple and other rivals, taking elements from their hardware and software designs and incorporating them into its own devices. That is clearly the case to some degree, though Samsung is definitely taking its own path now in many areas. Old habits die hard, however, and it looks like Samsung’s next big flagship phone will take a key feature from Apple’s new iPhone 5s and bring it over to Samsung’s camp.

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