Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are finally here. As usual, Apple announced its latest iPhones with tonnes of new features but didn’t mention the exact amount of RAM inside the device.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are powered by a brand new A10 Fusion chipset. During the launch event, Apple executive Phil Schiller spoke in length about the new processor being more than 40 per cent faster than the A9 chip found inside iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Now a new Geekbench result confirms what is exactly inside the latest iPhone.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus has seen the biggest upgrade among both the iPhones. Apple has added dual rear camera setup to the larger iPhone and has also added 3GB RAM to suffix the extra processing needs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus now packs 1GB RAM more than 6s Plus. Earlier a benchmark for the iPhone 7 that leaked ahead of September 7 launch revealed that iPhone 7 will come with 2GB RAM.
Meanwhile, Apple’s newest A10 Fusion chipset scores more than any other processor ever packed into an iPhone or iPad. Apple’s A10 Fusion scored 3233 in single-core and 5363 in multi-core test. To put things to perspective, Apple’s A9X chip found inside iPad Pro scored 3009 on single-core test and a 4881 on multi-core test.
According to MacRumours, Apple A10 Fusion runs at 2.23GHz and earlier rumours pointed at the chipset clocking 2.4GHz. There is a fair chance that Apple might have underclocked the frequency for performance tuning.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes with a new dual rear camera setup, which uses a 28mm wide-angle camera and a 56mm telephoto camera. Apple has tweaked the camera UI for 2x optical zoom and application of shallow depth of field with the portrait effect. Apple seems to have upgraded the hardware with extra RAM and faster processor to keep demands of RAW processing and additional camera.
Apple calls A10 Fusion, ‘the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone’. Looking at the benchmark that statement certainly holds true.