Supposed iPhone 6 benchmarks hint at faster A8 processor, same 1GB RAM

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Photo: Rozetked
Photo: Rozetked

Apple’s iPhone event is now just a matter of hours away, and if you’re hoping for some surprises, you should look away now. We already have a pretty solid idea what the iPhone 6 is going to look like, and thanks to some new Geekbench benchmarks, we now know what it’s going to have inside it, too.

As expected, the iPhone 6 — which will have the “iPhone 7,2” model number — will have a 64-bit dual-core A8 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. In comparison, the iPhone 5s — which is still an incredibly snappy smartphone one year on — packs Apple’s first 64-bit chip, the A7, which also has two cores each clocked at 1.3GHz.

Some reports have suggested the new iPhone will also feature 2GB of RAM — that’s double the amount in the iPhone 5s — but these benchmarks indicate Apple will be sticking with just 1GB — at least for this model. That will be slightly disappointing news for those who were hoping we would finally see more RAM this year, but iOS does do an excellent job of running smoothly on just 1GB.

Image: Geekbench/Weibo
Source: Geekbench/Weibo

In these tests, the iPhone 6 scored 1,633 points in its single-core test, and 2,920 points in its multi-core test. That’s a nice improvement over the results I just got on my iPhone 5s with the Geekbench app, which were 1,394 points in the single-core test, and 2,511 points in the multi-core test.

In addition to a 1.4GHz A8 chip and 1GB of RAM, we expect the iPhone 6 to have a 4.7-inch sapphire glass display, an improved rear-facing camera, and a 1,810mAh battery. It will also be dust- and water-resistant, according to a specifications sheet we received from sources in China. Of course, this may not be the only iPhone we see at today’s event.

If the rumors are to be believed, there will also be a second model — thought to be called the iPhone 6+ — which will have an even larger 5.5-inch sapphire glass display, 2GB of RAM, a bigger battery. Its camera, processor, and other internal components are likely to be similar or the same as the smaller iPhone 6’s.