iPhone 7 to feature up to 3 GB of RAM, 2.4 GHz A10 processor, water-resistance, new colors

iPhone 7 to feature up to 3 GB of RAM, 2.4 GHz A10 processor, water-resistance, new colors

In case you haven't had enough iPhone 7 rumors until now, today we have new ones reportedly coming from KGI Securities, a well-known brokerage and investment firm from Taiwan. 

9to5Mac cites a KGI report detailing many of the features that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to have - most of them don't contradict what we previously heard about the new devices.

According to KGI, the Apple A10 chipset of the iPhone 7 series includes a CPU clocked at up to 2.4 GHz, which should be significantly faster than the 1.8 GHz A9 powering the iPhone 6s family, and also faster than the 2.26 GH A9x found inside the iPad Pro line.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will have three storage space options: 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB, coming in no less than five color variants. In addition to Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold (which we can already see on the iPhone 6s series), the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus should have Dark Black and Piano Black versions. For the beginning, Piano Black may be exclusive to iPhone 7 models with high storage capacities. As for the Space Gray color that Apple is currently selling, it looks like this will be discontinued.

It's said that only the iPhone 7 Plus will feature 3 GB of RAM, while the smaller iPhone 7 should have the same amount of RAM that the iPhone 6s models are offering: 2 GB. Presumably, the extra gig of RAM is needed on the iPhone 7 Plus because this has a dual 12 MP rear camera (while the iPhone 7 comes with a regular 12 MP rear camera). The dual shooter of the iPhone 7 Plus should offer optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and some mysterious "light field camera apps." Interestingly, both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to include four LED flashes for improved low light photography.

The screens of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will likely have the same sizes and pixel resolutions as those of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, though they should borrow the visual features of the iPad Pro 9.7's screen, thus being able to display a wider color range.

Apple is allegedly upgrading the proximity sensor on its upcoming iPhones. Besides featuring longer recognition distance and speedier response times, the new proximity sensor may also provide support for hand-waving gestures. Moreover, the iPhone 7 should have a brand new sensor to improve Apple's Force Touch recognition system.

Finally, the iPhone 7 family is expected to be water-resistant thanks to IPx7 certification (similar to the Apple Watch). Therefore, the handsets should be able to easily survive for up to 30 minutes under water (up to 1 meter, or about 3.2 feet).

Since the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do not have standard 3.5mm headset jacks, Apple will bundle Lighting EarPods and Lighting-to-3.5mm adapters with every new phone.

Apple is getting ready to officially announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next week, on September 7. Are you excited about what the new handsets will seemingly offer?

source: 9to5Mac

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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)

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208 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

2.4 GHz?! Wow, that's a major increase in clockspeed. That thing is going to fly.......

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

2.4GHz? not likely.. it will be surely be a beasty processor but they'll achieve that level with much lessor clock speed. I guesss

5. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

This is a KGI report........they are pretty damn accurate. However, you may have a point....... I wonder if this is a "Plus only" type deal because that clock speed on the smaller version is over kill. Hell, the 6s is still the fastest phone on the planet, and it's a year old already. The iPhone 7 may just be the fastest electronic device we've seen in a while.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"The iPhone7 may just be the fastest electronic device we've seen in a while". Oh, talking about the 2.4GHz clock speed alone, the competition has provied us a whopping 2.7GHz clock speed since 2 yeare ago! Talking about the overall speed of the iPhone? Yes, right, because that beastly A10 SoC is pushing a lightweight OS and screen resolution, so it's not as impressive to see it fly as to see other competitors' smartphone (like the Nexus and Xperia) fly fast as much, while pulling far more weight!

41. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I believe that the iPhone 7 will be the fastest mobile phone. Let's not forget this:http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-6s-beats-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7-in-performance-test_id84387 iPhones aren't my cup of tea, but the performance is top notch. No one can debate that.

66. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Good lord, that again? That is an entirely resolution and SSD related test. It also proved nothing seeing as how the OnePlus 3 was within 3 seconds of the iPhone 6s having 2x the resolution. Optimizations also help but not as much as being able to do less than half the loading of every other phone tested.

93. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Good lord that argument is stupid. Performance is performance. If a phone has better performance due to a lower resolution, it STILL HAS BETTER PERFORMANCE. Also, it's a 4.7" screen. It doesn't need beyond 750p to have a great display. Besides, it boosts performance and battery life. So yes, the iPhone 7 is going to murder the competition when it comes to performance regardless of what any of you oblivious fanboys have to say.

136. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're on point. Fast is fast, no matter what specs it has underneath the hood, if it beats the competition, then it is undoubtedly the fastest. I didn't see people use the resolution excuse when the OP3 win the speed test against the Note 7. Not an Apple fan, but as I said before, a few tweaks are enough to make the iPhone 7 regarded as one of the best 3 phones for the next year. Hopefully it will start with a bigger battery and atleast a 1080 screen.

163. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

what a crappy reply no really repetition of garbage collecting still makes Android Years ahead of ios you know what I like about java and having 3 gigs of ram for ? I can play halo 4 and leave it running in the background to answer a call and not worry about the game closing down or the rest of my apps that I need acess without re opening it. I sheep user is clearly butthurt when the wall is his best friend as android user proceeds to pull out secondary battery when charge is low. You clearly have autism that garbage collecting you try so hard to use against android fails instantly when you clean your cache beacuase I phone collects garbage jusr as much so they can sell your privacy to ad companies the only diffrence android tells you while apple keeps its sheep in the dark of the glouruis world of linux in your hand.

169. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well then nothing beats a monochrome phone, because everything you do on it is instant. There is no reason to get a more powerful or better phone because that is the best performance. You can play that snake game in 2D all day and it opens in 1 second or less. So much performance and efficiency, because that 4x4 resolution boosts battery life too. Your argument is down right idiotic. The iPhone doesn't give you that "performance" at 0 cost. It has the most outdated screen and resolution of modern phones which is the main access point for all mobile devices. For that sacrifice, you will open most normal daily use apps at the same speed as the Note 7 (for now) and slower than the OnePlus 3. You can load games faster by 4 seconds though. That will mean so much the 1% of time you will do that in a day when 99% of the time you're looking at the screen. And if you think the iPhone screen looks better than the Note screen (or OP3, Moto Z, etc), then you're an idiot. Also, more battery life? I can chop my arms off and call my body more efficient because now I don't have to sustain arms. But is it worth it... maybe to idiots. Even then, the iPhone still loses to a handful of more feature rich devices in battery life, some of which are cheaper too. When it is the undisputed king of battery life, let me know, because then it will be worth the sacrifices in features.

174. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You have committed more fallacies in one comment than I have ever seen in any debate. Ever. Namely the last portion about the arms. Com on dude, just admit you're wrong and call it an afternoon.......

192. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You're calling someone an idiot because they don't agree with your beliefs. Based on that logic, you're a complete and total moron for not believing that the iPhone's advantage has never been about overall performance, but about the user experience. Dry humping spec sheets means very little to anyone that can form a rational thought with little effort.

183. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Except that screen size/res has no say in benchmarks that are designed to specifically test everything equally. And guess what iphone 6s always wins. It's possible the snapdragon 830 may be powerful enough to finally beat iphone but we shall see. For the time being just be realistic and stop being biased for android. The A9 is better and the A10 will surely be better than the competition. It has always been one of Apples fortes. Just like Intel is king on PC, apple is King on mobile. Apple just happens to also make phones not just manufacture chips.

187. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Apple does not manufacture a single chip.

205. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

It has better performance than other lower resolution phones, yes. Resolution does matter. The iPhone will be a beast with it's lower resolution, but it's apples and oranges ;)

100. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ummmmm......resolution has nothing to do with UI speed. I've told countless Android users this, why are you still spreading mis information. And even if it did, wouldn't that mean the OEMs STUPID ENOUGH to put resolution above actual performance they can handle should be reprimanded? I don't get why you would condone such wasteful behavior......especially after the week Samsung has had because of it (speaking on performance alone, not #grenadegate).

118. tedkord

Posts: 17045; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Resolution absolutely affects UI performance, I can't even imagine how you think it doesn't. More pixels is more pixels. They have to be rendered. Note 7 performance is just fine.

178. dimas

Posts: 3240; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Before, he said that $16billion is chump change for apple even if they pay back taxes. Now he's telling people that resolution doesn't affect UI performance. Of course apple will have faster performance cause their 300+ ppi resolution don't push their processor and graphics to their limits. Set note 7 in HD or FHD and it will surely be faster too (which no techsites haven't done in test and I will try when I have my note 7 on october)

184. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pBIPU8aCCgE Just shut up and watch.......goddamn Samsung fanboys all over my case and don't know s**t.

210. iushnt

Posts: 3037; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Note 7 just works good..I didnt see any issue

162. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

the GPU handles rendering the final image the goes to your screen so yeah its responsible for the 1080p res. CPUs are awful at rendering images which is why they usually arent used for that purpose. There are benchmark programs out there that actually test a cpu by seeing how fast it can render an image but its extremely slow when compared to a GPU. Id say exponetially slower. That said though The cpu is just as important in 3d graphics rendering and the two work together in concert. So its not like you can have a amazing GPU and crap CPU.

167. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@kiko007 There's an article on PA stating the improvements in benchmark score when the LG G3's resolution was lowered to 1080p. http://www.phonearena.com/news/We-changed-the-LG-G3s-display-resolution-to-1080p---we-got-superb-performance-and-negligible-battery-life-increases_id65982 If screen resolution does not affect a smartphone's speed, then the G3 shouldn't have achieved a higher score in AnTuTu when it was lowered to 1080p! Android phones have their UI scaled to fit the phone's screen. The Note7's UI is rendered at Quad HD! The Android OS itself is a heavyweight OS, packed with much featutes is way more versarile than iOS. 750p definitely helps the iPhone is benchmarks and in real-world tests. I want fast speeds, but not at a cost of my vewing pleasure and versatility (the VR for example). SD820 and E8890 handles Quad HD greatly. Faster doesn't always mean Greater. Why not ask Apple for 480p resolution, so as to achieve even faster speeds (but at the cost of great multimedia experience)? SMH

176. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Kinda, what you have to understand is that the CPU sets the frame up + handles all the AI/resource allocation and then passes the parameters to the GPU which then draws the frame. So the CPU does its thing sends the frame along to the GPU. The larger the frame and the more processing required the longer it takes for the GPU to finish. At low resolutions the frames are drawn much much faster therefore the CPU has to do alot more work setting up more frames. Of course using vSync limits you to 60FPS so the CPU strain wouldnt change regardless of resolution provided that your GPU can handle 60FPS at the larger resolution.

195. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

iOS native code is a lot easier to run and to program(iOS coding requires far less lines as an example) , also apple OS is lighter than android, that's why most of the time you'll see that the iPhone will open Apps and move along the menus faster, having said that, this kind of test is completely useless since no one opens multiple apps as fast as possible in the daily use, the test is intentionally or unintentionally designed to give advantage to any device running iOS over android, In fact it's kind of amazing that the ONE plus 3 performed on par with the iPhone but again, it's useless in real life, at some point the performance became overrated since there's not a reason to use all your cores or gpu power on a mobile device and every mayor flagship is able to run every single app in their respective app store.

204. gunawanagung

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 24, 2016

Are you want to use your phone just to open and reopen applications like the link you provided? Don't be fooled by propaganda. Use smartphone which suits your needs, not speed test.

109. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

If you look purely at frequency of the CPU, then yes they have been getting those speeds. But speed of the entire SoC/CPU is so much more dependent on other things. One thing that Apple's customized SoC excels in, is the number of superscalars. Most mobile SoC (Qualcomms, Samsungs) use 3 way superscalar, as ARM defined it but Apple uses 6 way. So they can get higher speeds without the need of higher frequencies or more cores, also leaving the temperature lower as well. Only Nvidia went 7way superscalar with their K1 and X1 SoC's. So.. if the A10 proves to be 2.4Ghz it will be the fastest SoC out there.

117. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

+1 Rebel. Always have appreciated your sound input.

125. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

As always, a pleasurable read :D.

159. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Super-scalar isn't even capable of solving problems like "how do I execute these two programs more quickly." It could only execute each independent program faster. So multiform and Quadcore are way better than Apple's crap superscalers.

161. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your hatred blinds you to reason. Rebel laid it out for you, and you still deny fact. Smh.........

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