iPhone 7 Plus hits Geekbench: Apple A10 looks beastly
With Apple set to finally unveil the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at a special event on Wednesday, the larger model has been spotted via Geekbench. Though the iPhone 7 duo is not expected to look radically different, a recent leak from KGI hinted that under-the-hood improvements will be significant. With a couple of days to go until the device's grand unveiling, the Geekbench sighting appears to confirm this notion.
The dual-core A10 of iPhone9,3 — which seems likely to be the iPhone 7 Plus though could be the smaller model — achieves a single-core score of 3379. If true, this marks a gigantic leap over the 2526 single-core score we got with the iPhone 6s Plus, and shows the A10 to excel in this category versus its peers. By comparison, the Exynos 8890 of our Galaxy Note 7 on Geekbench managed a single-core score of 2067.66. Per Geekbench, the Snapdragon 820 version of the Samsung phablet has yet to exceed a single-core score of 1896.
The iPhone 7 Plus' multi-core score of 5495 is also a big jump on its predecessor, which managed 4404 in our testing. For an idea of how this stacks up against the rest of the field, the Exynos 8890 scored just under 6100 in our own multi-core tests with the Note 7, while the Snapdragon 820 flavor peaks at 5511 on Geekbench.
Where KGI's Ming-Chi Quo suggested a 2.4 GHz processor and 3 GB of RAM, this sighting indicates that there will only be 2 GB RAM. Either way, there seems little doubt that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be powerhouses.
If you'd like to further scrutinise these new benchmarks, you can do so by hitting the source, and we'll surely keep you posted on any further information between now and the grand unveiling.