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2018 iPhone pops up on Geekbench with 4GB RAM

iPhone X Plus
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One of the 2018 iPhones has just popped up on Geekbench. We’re about 2 months away from the lineup’s launch in September, so it’s possible someone at Apple is testing things out.

The phone bears the model number “iPhone11,2.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 11 or iPhone XI, but there is a strong chance this is an entirely new device. For one thing, the processor powering the smartphone is an ARM SoC with 6 cores and the motherboard D321AP.

2017 iPhone X vs 2018 iPhone X Plus

The original iPhone X runs on the D22AP. The new D321AP is probably the internal name for Apple’s new A12 CPU. It clocks in at 2.49GHz, a bit faster than its predecessor’s 2.39GHz speed. Helping things along is a RAM capacity of 4GB.

This would be a first for Apple. It maxes out at 3GB for the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus currently. A previous rumor had claimed that the iPhone X Plus and iPhone X (2018) would grab 4GB of RAM, so this mysterious Geekbench iPhone could be either.

As for how it performed, the unknown iPhone scored 4673 in its single-core test and 10912 for its multi-core one. The figures are a bit better than the iPhone X (2017), but not by a huge margin. This isn’t a surprise though, since the handset might just be a prototype which needs further fine-tuning.

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Plus, it runs on iOS 12 which is still in beta testing and not fully optimized for iPhones. The score should improve once everything falls into place. The A12 chip is said to be smaller, faster and more efficient this year thanks to 7nm technology. In comparison, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X feature 10nm chips (lower is better).

Not much else can be gleaned from the Geekbench listing. We’ll let you know if the identity of the iPhone11,2 reveals itself in the future.