Supposed 'iPhone 6se' appears on Geekbench, comfortably beats the iPhone 6s

In a day that has seen a fake snap of some 'iPhone 6se' packaging float through the blogosphere, another reference to such a device has allegedly manifested itself through Geekbench. Given that the next-gen Apple handsets may follow a similar design language to the current crop, there's certainly reason to believe that the forthcoming upgrades will carry the '6se' and '6se Plus' monikers, rather than iPhone 7. In this spirit, there's at least a glimmer of hope that the new benchmarks could be legitimate. 

The source of the Geekbench numbers is a user in China, who's supposedly manage to wrangle a prototype of the iPhone 6se and put it through its paces. Running on iOS 10, it scored 5210 during multi-core testing, which is considerably higher than the 4421 score the iPhone 6s managed in our review. In single-core tests, the supposed prototype churned out a score of 3042, which compares favorably with the 2539 reached by the current flagship. 

The source also notes that the device will not arrive with a capacitive home button this time around, and reaffirms the notion that the larger Plus variant will include dual rear-facing cameras. 

Of course, given today's roll-out of the fake iPhone 6se box and the reluctance of this leakster to give the world a high quality glimpse of the prototype, this could be just another elaborate shred of cooked-up evidence. If not, though, this might be first peek at the capabilities of the next-gen iPhone's purported A10 chip. 

Only last month, it was reported that Apple's next handset could well be called the iPhone 6se. Whatever the case may be, it seems that incremental upgrades will be the order of the day, while a more dramatic overhaul (and number change) may wait until next year.

Thoughts?

source: iNews (translated) via GSMArena

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101 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Again, this is one of those things I have to see to believe.

11. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

^You sound like like the Note 7 owners who still are in denial about the following two articles: http://www.xda-developers.com/with-the-note-7-samsung-still-delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/ http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-6s-beats-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7-in-performance-test_id84387 You know what this means....the little POS iPhone 6se obliterates the Note 7 in terms of performance. Samsung fanboys think an $850 phone is phone of the year despite of lag, not being able to beat a year old phone, and the exclusive S-Plode feature. Samsung fans are 10x worse than Apple sheep. #SadDayForSamsungFanboys

13. Unordinary unregistered

Relax buddy.

16. ChickenDinner

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

At least we can be happy about the media outlets recognizing these problems. Hoping Samsung can push out fixes for the lag. Still loving my Note 7 though.

18. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

My note 7 hasn't lagged

22. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

XDA's multiple Note 7's have lag, and most people would take their word over yours.

27. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Well for starters I'm speaking from my own experience. Like I've said before I use both iPhone and Samsung and don't both have their short comings. Take my word for it and the note 7 is amazing.

31. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Like I've said before, I'd trust a reputable source such as XDA over some random dude on PhoneArena. We all realize you're speaking from your own experience, but just like TechieXP's, your experiences don't mean jack sh1t compared to XDA's.

61. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Why should it bother you? You planning to buy it?

73. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Maybe he bought it, then he cried like a baby because it is a second or two slower in loading apps. Now he bashes it in every article.

79. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Seems like note 7 is bothering his sleep too..he needs help

80. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He has Anatidaephobia, but with a Note 7 instead of a duck.

89. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why because i'm not having the same experience?Awww. You sound so jealous trying to convince everyone of your BS.

49. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There are multiple reports of iPhone lag on Apple forums. What does that mean?

68. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I own a note 7, best phone I ever used and it doesn't lag its very fast and responsive. Its funny that the owners of the Note 7 aren't complaining, the critics aren't complaining about this "lag". The only one I hear complaining is you, someone who doesn't own a Note 7. GTFO!!! I think most people would take Note 7 owners review on performance over yours.

77. sgodsell

Posts: 7515; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It always amazes me when stupid creeps think a comparison between an iPhone with only a HD display is compared to a device with a QHD display. Of course a HD display is only pushing a quarter of the pixels in comparison to a QHD display. The other thing I find really stupid is people will actually buy a low resolution iPhone, and pay flagship prices for tech that is definitely not worth the asking price.

24. Unordinary unregistered

And my old iPhone 6 Plus didnt bend. Your point?

60. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Like post 31, why to believe you..let's believe the tech reviews

90. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why should we believe you whens thousands of people say otherwise? When videos show otherwise? I mean, you're not going to openly be a hypocrite...right?

32. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Give it a week or two. Android is always nice right out the box. I have iPhone and Android.

71. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Your in high denial.. Actually every fanboys are in denial..

81. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Eight months later my Note 5 was still fantastic.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do people get so uptight about a little lag? All devices will do it at some point, why trip?

54. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yup, even high end PC or laptop has lag.

69. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly! They act like it's a curse or something.

74. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The funny thing is, they surely haven't even touched the device.

91. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You should know. Because it makes the device you love seem superior to another. But see they wont talk about how their device lags.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

No, I'm libra89 on this. This is a bit too impressive for apples lazy attitude lately. I'll have to wait and see for official stuff before I give it any praise.

21. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Why do you keep posting this on articles that have nothing to do with the Note 7?

50. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because the Note 7 is getting great reviews, many calling it the best large phone you can buy, and that just crawls right up his rectum and festers (along with Android increasing its already dominant market share). Just makes him so angry.

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