Earlier reports had indicated that the newly launched special-edition iPhone X would be a powerful device, thanks to the new A11 hexa-core processor. Now, a Geekbench listing suggests that the device could indeed easily leave its Android rivals in the dust in terms of benchmarks.
A device bearing model number Apple 10.5 was recently spotted on Geekbench, which is purported to be the newly launched 10th anniversary-edition iPhone X. According to the listing, the iPhone X manages to pull off single and multi-core scores of 4095 and 9969 respectively. Interestingly, these happen to be highest single and multi-core scores bagged by any smartphone on Geekbench. As of now, the Galaxy S8 is the most powerful Android-powered smartphone in the market with single and multi-core scores of 2024 and 6279 respectively.
And if the device in question is indeed the iPhone X, it goes without saying that the smartphone easily surpasses benchmark scores bagged by any if its Android rivals. Even the recently launched OnePlus 5 which packs some high-end innards such as Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM, managed to score 1932 in single core and 6495 in the multi-core test. Now, this comes across a bit baffling as the iPhone X features an A11 hexa-core processor, though only gets 3GB of RAM according to sources. Even the Galaxy S8 gets a higher RAM capacity at 4GB compared to the iPhone X which comes with just 3GB of RAM.
Apple asserts that the new A11 processor “is the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone”. It packs 6-cores featuring 2 high-performance cores that offer 25 percent improved performance compared to the A10. While the 4 high-efficiency cores are said to be 70% faster than its predecessor.
The company has officially unveiled three iPhone models this year during its keynote at the new SpaceShip Campus. These include the anniversary edition iPhone X, pronounced as the iPhone 10, along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Alongside its 2017 iPhone line-up, the company also announced the upgraded Apple Watch 3 as well as the 4K-capable Apple TV.