Alleged iPhone 7 and 7 Plus specs sheet suggests better cameras and battery life


A leaked specs sheet of the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus suggests that there will be quite a bit of changes under the hood, if not in the design. It seems that we will be keeping the same screen sizes of 4.7" and 5.5" diagonals, with the same resolutions as on the iPhone 6 and 6s, indicating similar dimensions.

Where things get interesting, though, is the hardware upgrades, and there are some itty-bitty details here in this sheet that seem like a welcome surprise. The Apple iPhone iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will allegedly feature an Apple A10 processor, built on the 16nm Fin FET production process of TSMC. This one doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the 10nm processes of the TSMC or Samsung foundries will likely be ready for mass production next year.

Judging from preliminary benchmarks, the A10 offers about 20-30% jump in performance, compared to the A9 in the iPhone 6s, which doesn't seem like much, as the jump from A8 to A9 was something like 50%. Still, Apple may have rightfully concluded that the chip is powerful enough as it is, and might have focused on power consumption and chip footprint reductions, introducing a novel "fan-out" print method that reduces its size, leading to either a slimmer phone, a larger battery, or more space for other internal components. In fact, there is speculation that went for all three - Apple has allegedly placed a larger 1960 mAh battery in the iPhone 7 (which the specs sheet here seems to reconfirm), despite making it a tad slimmer than the 6s, The removal of the 3.5mm audio jack might have helped in that respect, too.

The most interesting part of these specs is not the processor, or the 2 GB/3 GB DDR4 RAM amounts, or the battery capacity, but rather the camera modules. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is shown with 12 MP cameras, just as the current iPhone crop, but the differences in aperture show that we might be having brand new modules here, and some exciting camera novelties in what is already one of the best mobile phone cameras. The main shooter of the iPhone 7 will eventually carry f/1.9 aperture, compared to f/2.2 in the iPhone 6s. The sensor size has also allegedly been grown to 1/2.6", as opposed to 1/3" in size, which might bring better low-light abilities, and could explain the larger camera lens opening that we have been seeing on leaked renders, dummies and schematics for months now. 

As for the iPhone 7 Plus, its battery capacity may have also been bumped to 2910 mAh from the current 2750 mAh, and while the camera sensor size may have stayed the same at 1/3", the lens aperture has seemingly grown to f/1.9. Let's not forget that it is heavily rumored to feature this configuration in a dual-camera setup on the rear, too. What this leaked specs sheet suggest then, is a pretty exciting camera upgrade that might be in store with the new iPhones, so we can't wait to take them for a spin.

source: I Ice Universe (Weibo)

Related phones

iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Quite a bit of changes under the hood? Nothing you mentioned accounts for anything new. Slightly larger battery, MAYBE a few changes in the camera and an A10 chipset....that is all. Wow, and trying to hype this up as something new is just hilarious. Plus they took away the headphone jack and replaced it with another speaker.....on the same side and in the same direction.... Honestly, if any other product got this kind of blind praise its manufacturer would also be the richest in the world. Marketing is king I guess.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And the iPhone7 Plus sub-3000mAh battery is retarded, by 2016 standards.

14. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

And the wallhugging cycle shall continue.

28. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It's not the battery capacity that matters. It's actually the battery life you should be worried about. So yeah, it's you who is retarded enough. Just caught you trolling again without any proof to justify your statements.........

30. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

"It's not the battery capacity that matters" What?? battery life is directly related to battery capacity (besides other factors too), so battery capacity does matter.

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Guest you should be sensible enough to read both the sentences in conjunction with each other. I said battery life shouldn't be a reason to worry. Its actually the battery life people need to see at the end. As an example, it doesn't matter if the note 7 has a 100 mAh less than the s7 edge. In reality it provides you with 2-3 hours more life than the former. So always read carefully.

8. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

One thing InFo - never been implemented in a smartphone and benefits are huge. And if Apple is going to put it out on tens of millions of phones - deffinitelly not just "an A10 chipset" And btw battery increase is up to 14% that's a rather big increase. So big I actually find the 1735mAh rumor more plausible. But yeah of course nothing new to an iHater - just a new thing to hate ever more (cause it's even better).

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

14% is rather big? On an already tiny battery it isn't rather big. Especially if you remove a very nice convenience for it. The A10 chipset is just that, a clock speed bump on a new process, which is accomplished by literally every generation of smartphones. But yea, i guess to an iFan everything is new, just as long as it comes from the messiah.

20. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Ok so which regular phone has increased it's battery by more than some 14% in a single generation ? It's rather uncommon these days. It's 14% longer battery life, without factoring in the increases (or decreases) in efficiency. And it looks like next iPhone is going to be focused on efficiency. Just like A10. It deffinitelly won't be just a clock bump, but rather an new architecture taillored for efficiency like typhoon in iPhone 6. There will be an all new more efficient GPU. And InFo which is an all new packaging tech, not a new manufacteuring process, also makes up for more efficiency. So no it deffinitelly won't be a clock bump like regular smartphones. Just because every new A chip is higher clock and new process doesn't mean that's all what's changed.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, there's the Moto X which went from 2300 mAh in 2014 to 3000 mAh in 2015 which is a 23% increase. That's a respectable increase if you ask me.

13. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

14% is a big increase? lol, it will give u like 12 minutes more than the already pathetic battery life on iphone 6s.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... but at least it will be an increase.... you have to remember that the iPhone 6s had a smaller capacity battery than the iPhone 6. That's right, it actually got smaller, so this is something revolutionary to some people. :P

34. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

What is InFo anyone know?

32. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ooh A bigger camera sensor and aperture size for better lowlight, big upgrade from f2.2, and after several years with 1/3inch. I bet results may be the same as the S6, and probably will have the same score like it in DXOmark. Interesting the Plus gets 3GB of RAM too. But as the Headphone jack is gone, is it really worth it to upgrade?

33. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

One more thing... As the S7 is an IMX260 with similar specs, I suspect the 7 will be similar but custom.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Finally an increase in aperture and sensor size! Aperture hasnt increased since the 5S And sensor size hasnt increased since the 4S

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Edit: oops, actually sensor size hasnt increased since the 5S, not 4S

4. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Better camera you say?:) "this is the best camera on a mobile phone". (/Applause)

5. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

No FHD on 4,7" and No QHD on 5,5" :D R.I.P Apple, NO VR Smartphone :D

9. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

They want to limit the PPI to 320, which is human eyes limit. *cough* VR *cough*

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Leave it to the iFans to not even know what their own marketing bullet points mean. 320 PPI is the human eyes limit at greater than 30cm (although Jobs', his high holiness, wrongly said it was at 30cm). At 10 cm in front of your eye, its a pixely mess, so please try to read deeper into the propaganda pamphlet and watch the whole propaganda video before commenting.

26. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

"A pixely mess", oh yes, it's like looking at a C64 game... What a load of bollocks you talk.

16. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Who cares really. It doesn't give Apple or the consumer any added benefit apart from the reduction in Gaming performance and battery life.

18. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yep, in conjuction with a bigger battery, I would prefer more efficient and brighter screen added, instead of using up that efficiency to increase resolution which doesn't bring much benefit in.

6. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Better camera? f/1.9, S7/E/N7 f/1.7 and LG G4/G5 f/1.8, S6 f/1.9 :D ZTE Axon 7 f/1.8. R.I.P Apple low light.

15. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Don't worry, they have this revolutionary "screen flash" that will light up the darkness..lol

17. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Wait, on the back of the phone?

19. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

They using screen adjust to brightest and turn the screen to white screen, to make "front flashlight".

21. ash1684

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

It's really sad to see how people fight each others on a Brand preference.... i mean: i was still tring to undestand how could someone kill in name of a "religion", than you enter into a tech site to kick away some stress and see peoples offending each others for a brand name... i think that's the answer to what i was tring to undestand... That told, Samsung and Apple (and each big smartphone brand in 2016) ar both great smartphone makers! Each of them have pros and cons! iPhone 6 was easy to bend, Galaxy note 7 have brick issues, what really matter is not the problem but if the brand will replace it and if it will do that in warranty. One last thing: i still see peoples comparing iPhone hardware specs with android phones, OMG.... REALLY? Did you peoples started to follow smartphone world just today or what? It's WELL KNOWN by now that iPhone specs can be lower that other top smarthphones becouse of ALMOST PERFECT SOFTWARE OPTIMIZATION... what does that mean? It means that a smaller battery that "2016 standards" is more than enought to reach other top smartphones battery life... An apparently lower spec camera is more that enought to make photos close to newer top smartphones... camon peoples, let's drop down our "BRAND related preferences" and let's talk all togeter as Technology enthusiast... This must be a friendly talk made by "friends" that share the same passions, not a war made by "brand religious" enemies... the world has already enought wars without us...

22. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Welcome, To Phonearena. Here we can freely exchange arrogant and ignorant comments to each other over 1st world technologies that really isn't much different from each other. Careful of trolls! They're feisty, you wouldn't want to disagree with them!

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