Apple recently unveiled their latest addition to the iPhone series, the iPhone 7. The device comes in two variants just like its predecessors, that is, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 Plus is the one where major changes have been including the addition of 3GB of RAM which has been confirmed by reports coming out from Geek bench and TENAA.
Prior to the unveil of the device, rumors were afloat about the Plus version being equipped with an additional GB of RAM that would make it the first smartphone from Apple which would be loaded with 3GB of RAM. This addition would help make multitasking on the big device buttery smooth.
Recently, Geekbench in their reports benchmarked a device codenamed iPhone 9,4 (iPhone 7 Plus) and the results show that the device is equipped with 3GB of RAM. This report was further confirmed by TENAA.
The presence of 3GB of RAM on any Android smartphone does not seem remarkable, however, due to spectacular optimization, iOS users can perform daily tasks utilizing only 2GB of RAM. This can be highlighted by the fact that even the brand new iPhone 7 is equipped with only 2GB of RAM.
The benchmark details also shed some light on the processing chips included in the new devices. Both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are running on Apple’s brand new four-core A10 Fusion chips. The SoCs are designed in such a way that any given time, only two of the four cores are in operation. In the benchmark test recorded on Geekbench, iPhone 7 Plus furnished a score of 5,363 in multi-core and 3,233 on the single-core test which is in line with Apple’s claims of delivering a 40% faster chip.
The operating mechanism was revealed during the iPhone 7 keynote. Apple stated that two of the processing cores are designed for power, being 40% faster than the A9 chip included in the iPhone 6 while the other two cores are designed to be battery efficient, running at one-fifth of the power and thereby conserving battery.
In order to ensure that A10’s processing capabilities are employed to their true extent, Apple has also included a novel performance controller on the devices. This controller distributes the load in real time. Therefore tasks such as checking e-mail or sending a basic message which requires little power would be relegated to the slower cores. Whereas, processor-heavy tasks such as image processing will be handled by the powerful cores.
Only time will tell, how the new iPhone fares in terms of battery and tasks management.