Next-gen iPhone X to have 10% performance boost, Geekbench test reveals

Written by Shehryar Ahmed ·  57 sec read >
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A Geekbench test of an alleged iPhone has surfaced showing a model with a modified A11 bionic chip and 4 GB RAM. Out of the three iPhones to be launched this year, this specific model is being dubbed to be the next-gen iPhone X. The model is being dubbed to be so due to the minimal increments in performance efficiency over the existing iPhone X.

The device is codenamed 11,2 and has a six-core setup with each core clocking in at 2.49 GHz. The model is equipped with a D321AP motherboard. To give a clearer perspective, the iPhone X has the basic A11 Bionic chipset along with 3 GB RAM. The X also runs on a six-core setup with each core having a capacity of 2.39 GHz. To further cement the claim of a next-gen iPhone X, the original X had a D221AP motherboard.

To be very honest I fail to see how the “next-gen” iPhone X is any better than the original model. You hardly get a boost of 10% in performance, what’s so “next-gen” in this? I agree that the increase in RAM might help power up more apps simultaneously but a mere 10% increase is not enough when you’re talking about a flagship phone, that too a flagship of Apple, one of the biggest corporations worldwide.

The only logical explanation I’d accept for this is if the model shown in this test is the cheaper version of the upcoming 2018 iPhone, which I might add, I’m already up against. What do you guys think? Is a 10% increase in performance enough from a company with the stature of Apple? I certainly don’t.

Written by Shehryar Ahmed
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