iPhone X 2018 set for major speed boost and its Android rivals should be very afraid
The new iPhone X for 2018 may have just been spotted on a benchmarking site that reveals Apple could have created its fastest iPhone yet.
Thanks to a new processor that could be the A12 and a listed 4GB of RAM, the new iPhone X for 2018 appears to be 10 percent faster than the previous generation.
The device was listed on Geekbench as the “iPhone 11,2” and was tested using iOS 12.
Improvements over the current iPhone X not only come in that RAM jump from 3GB to 4GB but also in the L1 Instruction Cache and Data Cache that jumps from 32KB to 128KB.
The current iPhone X processor was listed previously on this site as “Apple A11 Bionic @ 2.39 GHz 1 processor, 6 cores” while this new model has the processor listed as “ARM @ 2.49 GHz 1 processor, 6 cores”.
For single core scores there is a 10 percent speed boost while the multi-core score sees a five percent jump.
This relatively small boost could be because this is a lower-end iPhone X, the much rumoured 6.1-inch LCD iPhone which will be a more affordable option – hence the “iPhone 11,2” name.
Of course this could be a lower speed score as Apple focuses on battery life performance over pure power in this next-gen device.
Apple recently rolled out the iOS 12 beta update that many older iPhone user have reported did speed up their devices.
A more efficient iOS could mean less power needed from the processor to run fast on new iPhone devices.
Previous rumours suggested Apple could be working on its own new chips for the latest iPhone models. This “ARM” listing suggests that may not be the case, at least for this particular model.
Apple is rumoured to launch three new iPhones this September all with an iPhone X style edge-to-edge notch screen.
The iPhone X with 5.8-inch OLED is due a refresh and is expected to be joined by an affordable 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X and a larger 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus.
The budget 6.1-inch iPhone X is expected to feature a single lens rear camera while the top end iPhone X Plus could come with a triple camera setup.