Apple is gearing up to unveil the next-gen iPhone 7 and 7 Plus next month. Though the devices won’t carry a new design, they are going to include several under-the-hood changes. The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is widely expected to offer better performance than its smaller sibling. But a leaked image of Geekbench test results shows that the Plus version will be even more powerful than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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iPad Pro had scored 3,224 and 5,466 on Geekbench

The image was posted on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo and obtained by Dutch publication Techtastic. The device is powered by a 2.37GHz dual-core ARM processor and 3GB RAM. The picture shows single-  and multi-core test results for “iPhone 9,2.” By comparison, last year’s iPhone 6S Plus – hardware string iPhone 8,2 – had 2GB RAM and a 1.84GHz dual-core A9 processor.

Assuming the leaked image is legitimate, the iPhone 7 Plus scored 3,548 in single-core tests and an impressive 6,430 in multi-core tests. Last year’s iPhone 6S Plus had scored 2,490 and 4,341 on single- and multi-core tests, respectively. What’s more, the A10 chip in iPhone 7 Plus performed even better than the 2.2GHz A9X processor inside the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The iPad Pro had scored 3,224 and 5,466 on Geekbench.

iPhone 7 Plus to pack 3GB RAM

The processor inside the next-gen iPhone is expected to have only two cores to offer better battery life. The iPhone 7 Plus is said to feature 3GB RAM to support extra features including the dual-camera processing. The dual-camera and Smart Connector would require additional processing power to function properly. However, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is rumored to have only 2GB RAM.

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According to the rumor mill, Apple will start taking pre-orders for the new iPhones on September 9. The devices will hit the store shelves on September 16. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will feature a new pressure-sensitive home button that would give users a vibrating haptic feedback instead of clicking physically. Apple is also said to have increased the base storage from 16GB to 32GB.