China Mobile reveals final Apple iPhone 6 specs

China Mobile reveals final Apple iPhone 6 specs
Just a little over 20 hours before the introduction of several Apple devices, China Mobile has listed the specs for the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 on its website. According to the world's largest carrier, the iPhone 6 will be driven by an Apple A8 chip with a quad-core CPU. Earlier rumors had the device powered by a dual-core CPU, so right off the bat we have a possible contradiction.

The carrier says that the resolution on the screen is 750 x 1134. According to China Mobile, all models will have sapphire glass. This goes against information from connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who first said that only the 128GB version of the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet would receive the sapphire glass treatment. Last week, Kuo backtracked and said that drop test failures caused Apple to do away with the use of sapphire glass on all models.

According to China Mobile, Apple once again has decided to stick with an 8MP rear camera. The front-facing snapper will weigh in at 2.1MP. The specs on the carrier's site call for four tiers of storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. China Mobile says that the new iPhone will be dustproof and waterproof. That would be a surprise since we haven't heard one thing about this for practically the entire year. The iPhone 6 will be available in black, white and gold according to China Mobile, and features dimensions of 138mm x 67mm x 7mm. 

The carrier says that the Apple iPhone 6 will be launched on September 19th, confirming earlier rumors. As expected, the 5.5 inch model will not be launched until a later date. The latter's specs are not yet available, according to China Mobile, adding yet a little more mystery about what exactly Apple will be unveiling tomorrow. And just because these specs are on China Mobile's site doesn't mean they are etched in stone. Continue to keep that salt shaker handy, just until tomorrow.

source: ChinaMobile (translated) via GforGames, BGR

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
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92 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lol, yawn, never mind, no iPhone for me..

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Hold on to hope though, even I think they might have a trick up their sleeve. I know I'll be wrong but I will give them a chance. I have to get one for my dad anyway so hoping it won't be a complete waste of money.

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7220; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

750 x 1134 cannot be the correct resolution. If the existing iPhone is 640 x 1136, then there is NO way the new iPhone would be that resolution unless it was more square. Judging from all the images it would have to be more then 1134 pixels in height. Is this more click bait?

70. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

not to mention it wouldn't even be retina anymore at that resolution.

87. Onlinector720

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Do you even know what is retina?

15. thachlel

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Get me iphone6, I'll trade u any android phone or note4 when it's released!

59. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Good. One less to drag us down.

61. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You still have artee though

92. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I know, i'M bored to death. HTC One Max is more appealing at this point.

2. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

"The resolution on the screen is 750 x 1134. According to China Mobile"... With new high price. PA will you call this "Mid-range" Will you.

42. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

No they won't because these specs are revolutionary for PA...

3. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

The specs aside, it's pretty bold for a top tier carrier to boast these details before the official release. I am hoping for something revolutionary to stop this endless cycle of "updates" that all the manufacturers are into, including Apple.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7220; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well when they make a 12 core 64 bit smart phone with 16gb of ram, with 1 tb of storage, 4k display, 20mp camera's 2 or 4 of them with 3D recording. Multiple front facing cameras that can look where my eyes are pointing on the display. When I blink it will be like tapping on where I was looking. Full touch less voice controls. Be able to run multiple OS like Android, and full linux with SDK's and web server. Sensors out the wazoo. If I left something off. Then you can add that in there as well. If they had a smart phone like that. Then I wouldn't need another one for a number of years.

30. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

1 week battery life.

53. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

China Mobile is not afraid of Apple. Apple need them more. Besides, it could be a fake leak. And when the true spec. is much better it would create the WOW and a buying spree.

62. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

We are speaking about a Chinese company though. Land of the unoriginals

72. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Such arrogance. We will see about that in 5 years times. China has already brought up most of the lesser U.S companies. I am not from China but I can see where the future is heading.

75. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

No I'm true with my comments dude. Just because I don't bow to them as you do in articles doesn't change my statement that China is the biggest copy nation in the world. Did you mean "brought" or "bought"?

79. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Once upon a time, Japan was the biggest copy nation in the world. Then, Taiwan took the title, and Korea afterwards. So, many countries were once copy nation. Therefore, don't hang up too much about copying. Your statement of "unoriginals" is absolutely false! Gun-powder, compass, paper were said to be first created in China. So, study history a little bit more before making false statement!

91. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I am one of those rare Hong Kongers who admits he is Chinese and hope we can work together in harmony with the state, but there are a couple of things you need to be aware of before making that statement. Things are never so black and white as it seems. While we created those marvellous inventions, our educational+creative heritage were vastly cut short during the Cultural Revolution. Of course life's too short to hold grudges and I don't hate the PRC now as it's where my bloodline originated, but we as a whole no longer function as we used to. I'm not saying we'd never approach such creative genius ever again. Such time just wouldn't come in the immediate future. While you make good points about copying, you forgot to to mention it's widely considered great business sense to ripoff designs (as it drastically decreases RND costs) in China. Copyright laws virtually don't exist, and government has the right to demand non-local companies to hand over their technologies (designs) for "inspection". Ever wondered why state owned companies grow at such an alarming rate? Let's leave it at that. This isn't to say we are all void of creativity. Take Lenovo (albeit with the recent Xperia clone) and Alibaba for example. With their outstanding success, China ought to see the importance of international image. And the first step to make? Originality.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The only highlight so far is the new CPU. Oh wait, it won't do much with it until the App Store comes in to save it. AGAIN.

5. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

meanwhile the candy bar is still loading basic apps a tad behind the fruit....oh eight cores!!! :/

68. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I assume you're talking about Ray's silly, non scientific test. If that what you need to hang your hat on, good luck to you. I'll stick with actual scientific testing, which showed the A7 losing to even last year's Snapdragon 800 in both Antutu and Geekbench.

73. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Quad-core of Custom core probably more powerful than Octo-core of Cortex A57 ~ If this is true ~ The next iOS that will debut with the "next" Iphone, probably wont support down to iphone 5, and only will support down to iphone 5S ~

90. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Never said who'd win in a speed test. Apple merely didn't do much with the iP5s's power. Is there 1080p/60fps video like the 'weaker' SD800 phones? No. Did they go nuts on the screen resolution to showcase its muscle given that 'weaker' processors push 1080p just fine? Nope. iOS does fine with 1GB RAM. Let's put in some more so we didn't exactly lie about the 'desktop-level' nonsense and future-proofing at least? Nope. What 'desktop-level' things can it do? Umm, uhh, email and web browsing.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm lining up the Thursday night before it launches. Coffee, snacks, and the Mrs.

12. cse.vicky unregistered

I like it when you said "the Mrs". Good wishes to a happy couple :)

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx, I love my wife.

38. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Enjoy. It is great to have a wife to share your tech times with. My wife and I were enjoying Forza 5s car models and I later encouraged her to utilize her phone for reminders a little more. Good times can be found in the whatever is important in a person's life.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, and true. Little things like camping out, up all nite laughing, eating, just mingling with others is fun for us. Makes memories. Coffee makes it more fun lol. Gotta have a sweet creamy cup. +1

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