At least one 2018 Apple iPhone model will carry 4GB of RAM says benchmark test

At least one 2018 Apple iPhone model will carry 4GB of RAM says benchmark test
One of the three 2018 Apple iPhone models went through the Geekbench benchmark test late last month, and the test revealed a few interesting things. One, the A12 chipset, manufactured by TSMC, features six-cores just like the A11 does. Two, the model that went through the test will carry 4GB of RAM. Currently, the iPhone 8 has 2GB of RAM while the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X both carry 3GB of RAM. While some Android phones use as much as 8GB of Random Access Memory, the optimizations in iOS allow it to use less RAM to function smoothly.

We must point out that it isn't clear how many of the 2018 iPhone models will have 4GB of RAM inside. We would guess that at the least, the 6.5-inch Apple iPhone Xs Plus would have that much RAM. For those not familiar with Random Access Memory, it is a short-term memory chip that holds data used by active apps. The more RAM your phone has, the smoother your multitasking experience should be. The original Apple iPhone had 128MB of RAM on board.

The rest of the benchmark test revealed a multi-core score of 10,912 and a single-core score of 4,673. Apple is expected to launch three new iPhone models this year including an Apple iPhone X sequel with a 5.8-inch OLED display dubbed the iPhone Xs. The iPhone Xs Plus will be a monster of a phone sporting a 6.5-inch OLED panel. And the unit that Apple expects to sell the most is reportedly named the iPhone 9. This will be the lowest-priced model among the trio, and it should be equipped with an LCD display and only one camera on back. It will not come with 3D Touch because of an extra layer that supposedly will be applied to the screen. The trio should be introduced in September.

source: Geekbench

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40 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 406; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Will still be handicapped by iOS 12 ..next iPhone with ( 4 gb of ram , Apple A12 , Nvme memory ) will be destroyed by 600$ Android flagship .. Apple problem is software not hardware ... Ironically two years ago apple had 'basic' specs but very optimised software that killed every Android flagship with top notch (uhm uhm) Specs

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

With nothing confirmed about the A12 but this this probably fake benchmark and barely a month of iOS 12 betas, how do you know all this for sure? Could you let me know the lottery numbers for Saturday?

4. Hollowmost

Posts: 406; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

32-18-46-15-7-76 Thank me later

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3077; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Even if it's fake, at least it got geekbench link as source, unlike other fake that's just based on picture in chinese site.

44. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1091; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

To me it seems to be a higher clocked A11, rather than an A12, so maybe this result is connected to the cheaper iPhone model that won't be getting an A12 SoC.

8. ahmadkun

Posts: 508; Member since: May 02, 2016

Or maybe android got better ?

14. apple-rulz

Posts: 1841; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Just get an iPhone or some other Apple product so you can indulge your obsession with all things Apple.

19. rouyal

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

It will take android 6 months or more to play catch up to the A12, just like every iPhone that came before. Hopefully android won’t have to use heat pipes again...

24. blingblingthing

Posts: 773; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Catch up with A12… lol ? Keep those benchmark wins while Android racks up the speed test wins.

34. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Android's are literally beating Iphones in actual real world tests and speed tests again and again. You can keep the geekbench wins, which has proven to be inaccurate of real world performance (Exynos 9810 vs Snapdragon 845), as compound tests are all won by Androids as well.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They fattened up the L2 Cache and got rid of L3 iirc. It's kicking tutu, well done Apple.

5. fyah_king unregistered

So, same score as as sd 855 on multi geekbench.

11. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

10300 snap 855

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Right on, nice. I was unaware the 855 was rocking some too. Love it, wish it was in phone production now rather than next year type of thing.

9. chris2k5

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Samsung puts in 6gb if ram and it still lags. Apple uses 2gb and it’s smooth.

21. midan

Posts: 2487; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

More RAM doesn't do anything for smoothness.

28. blingblingthing

Posts: 773; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Really? So why have iPhones been adding more RAM and increasing their CPU cache sizes?

38. Boast_Rider

Posts: 511; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

More RAM increases multitasking performance, more cache increases compute speed.

25. blingblingthing

Posts: 773; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Please direct to the speed tests you've been watching please. The ones I've seen shows iPhones being left in the dust, so I'm not sure how it was lagging and still first in the test.

32. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You don't seem to have a clue about the meaning of 'lag'. Lag and lagging behind are totally different things.

35. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

What a bunch of rubbish. You need to get your Apple fanboy head out of 2014, as Samsung smartphones doesn't "lag" in 2018. You haven't owned a Samsung smartphone recently, as you clearly don't have any idea how they actually perform.

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Iphone X would barely run android 6 without lags. Any SD845 phone would score 370.000 antutu if they could run newest iOS

18. yyzamin

Posts: 375; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

That says alot about Android. Apple hardware is designed to work flawless on iOS. iOS is why people buy iPhones.

27. blingblingthing

Posts: 773; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

"Apple hardware is designed to work flawless on iOS. " Translation - we lack apps and features Android has, so we run on phones with less ram and CPU cores. "iOS is why people buy iPhones." Translation - we were right when we said phones don't need screens bigger than 3.5 inches. Believe us again when we say iOS is a superior OS.

43. midan

Posts: 2487; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And few years ago i said i wouldn't ever need bigger TV than 60" and now i want 78" What's your point? People can't change their opinions when world is changing? What happened to phone needs physical qwerty because no-one wants to use touchscreen qwerty?

31. peace247 unregistered

let me correct..."apple logo is why people buy iphone".

33. midan

Posts: 2487; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

That's also true, thats called brand name, people know what they get when they buy Apple logo, they know the product will be great. Apple logo was reason why i tried iPad, Apple logo was reason why i bought Apple TV. Based on how great the iPhone was i trusted that iPad is too and gave it a chance. So yes people kind a buy Apple logo, just like they buy certain car brand, tv brand, speaker brand etc. They know quite well what they are getting.

22. midan

Posts: 2487; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

So you just admitted how crappy Android is, thanks for the honest comment, but we already knew that, that's why we choose iOS.

37. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1091; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

A Snapdragon 625 can run Android smoothly, yet Apple's A11 can't run iOS11 smoothly. Think that shows you how good iOS really is...

39. midan

Posts: 2487; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I have no idea what you are talking about, iPhones been smooth since first iPhone.

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