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.
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.
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.