Benchmark reveals Apple iPhone 6S prototype with triple-core CPU and 2 GB RAM

We know that the upcoming Apple iPhone 6S will come with the new A9 chip under the hood, but what we don’t know if the new CPU will be a dual-core or quad-core processor. If a leaked benchmark is to be believed, the new iPhone will have a triple-core processor under the hood coupled with 2 GB of RAM.

Apple iPhone 6S comes with triple-core A9 chip and 2 GB of RAM?


The alleged benchmark result on Geekbench allegedly shows a prototype of the unannounced Apple iPhone 6S being tested in both the single-core and multi-core tests. The tests show that the A9 chip is a triple-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. It also shows 2 GB of RAM on board. Previous reports claimed that the upcoming iPhone would only come with 1 GB of RAM. The results were leaked by Chinese-speaking MyDrivers.

In the single-core test, the Apple iPhone 6S prototype with the A9 chip under the hood scored 1811, which beat the HTC One M9 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor (score of 1232) and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with its Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor (score of 1492). Keep in mind that these scores only test the performance of each individual core and not the performance of the CPU as a whole.

In the multi-core test, however, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge scored 5077, which blew the competition out of the water. Note that benchmark scores doesn’t necessarily mean that a certain CPU is inferior compared to another, since it is anything but an exact science.

Going back to the RAM, as we mentioned earlier, the benchmark result reveals that the Apple iPhone 6S prototype comes with 2 GB of RAM, which is what earlier rumours have claimed, before an alleged Geekbench test revealed only 1 GB of RAM. So it would seem that the upcoming iPhone will pack a heavier punch compared to its predecessor the iPhone 6.

Aside from the A9 triple-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, the Apple iPhone 6S is expected to look exactly like its predecessor the iPhone 6, but be slightly thicker. However, the increase in thickness will not be that significant, making it possible to still use cases made for the iPhone 6. Other rumoured specs include a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera (a significant upgrade compared to the 8-megapixel snapper on the iPhone 6) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera (another significant upgrade compared to the 2-megapixel front-facing camera of its predecessor).

Apple is expected to lift the lid on the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6S alongside the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6S Plus on the 9th of September.

Of course, this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.

Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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