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iPhone 7 Reportedly Benchmarked: Is it Really This Fast?

The iPhone 7 may note be getting a new design or a fancy OLED display, but it could very well be the fastest phone in the world when it launches in September.

MacRumors has obtained a screenshot of an alleged iPhone 7 test result using the Geekbench performance benchmark, and the device posted a multi-core score of 6,430. This is with a reported 2.37-GHz dual-core A10 chip and 3GB of RAM.

If accurate, that score smokes the Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 (5,498) and the previous iPhone 6s (4,385). The iPhone 7 would also beat the OnePlus 3, whose 6GB of RAM helped it notch an impressive 5,554 in the same test.

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To put the iPhone 7's performance in perspective, it's Geekbench score would narrowly beat the Dell XPS 13 laptop, which packs a 6th-gen 2.3-GHz Intel Core i5-6200U processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB PCIe x4 (aka NVME) SSD. That's fast.

Apple has never relied on speeds and feeds to sell its phones, so it will be interesting to see how the iPhone 7 will leverage this supposed power boost. Expect demos of seriously powerful gaming, video editing and/or productivity apps at the early Sept. launch event. The new iPhone is expected to go on sale Sept. 16.

Based on previous reports, both the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus should pack the same potent A10 chip, but the Plus will likely add a dual-lens camera for better photos and perhaps a Smart Connector for snapping on various accessories.

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  • PeterKendrick
    Very informative post Mark. AMD does making a comeback with its A10 chipset with its dual core technology. I am amazed to see the results outperforming its predecessor, competitor and an intel based laptop, with its dual-core chip. My requirements from any working phone is multi-tasking and synchronization between different apps, and more video streaming on the go, because I move around much and work mostly through my phone and speed plus multi-core is my main concern. This would definitely over exceeds my expectations for the coming years. I am eagerly waiting for this phone to launch.
  • Joseph_112
    @peterkendrick this article has nothing to do with AMD. Apple's A10 cpu is not AMD's A10 apu, but it woukd be interesting to compare the two benchmarks.