There are certain things we have come to expect from Apple when it comes to iPhone launches. One of these things is that the company never reveals the battery capacity of the new iPhone, or, just how much memory (RAM) it sports. People interested in this information usually have to wait for the first teardowns of the devices to to get confirmation, however, this time around, we may have some information a little early.
Rumours leading up to the event suggested that the iPhone 7 Plus will carry 3GB of RAM to support the dual camera setup, and now leaked benchmark results as well as a certification site listing indicate that Apple has indeed gone with this figure on the iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 7 Plus has reportedly hit benchmarking website Geekbench, as well as Chinese telecommunications certification site Tenaa – both of which list 3GB of RAM. Of course, until the actual device is torn down by a reputable teardown site, we’ll going to take this information with a pinch of salt.
Although 3GB of RAM might not seem like much when compared with some of the Android phones that carry up to 6GB of RAM, however, it should be noted that iPhones usually don’t require as much RAM as Android devices in order to run smoothly due to the optimisation of the devices with iOS.
The listings, if they are to be believed, indicate that the iPhone 7 Plus is the first ever smartphone by the company to pack 3GB of RAM. The phone sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels with a pixel density of 401ppi.
To recall, the iPhone 7 Plus is powered by quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor. In terms of performance, Apple claims that A10 is 40 percent faster than the Apple A9, and twice as fast as the Apple A8. Two of four cores present on A10 are “high-performance” cores and are responsible for all major tasks. The other two cores are being termed by the company as “high-efficiency cores” and are capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the high-performance cores. These cores ensure that the smartphones utilise their batteries in an efficient manner, and are used for low-power apps that run in the background.