The excitement is palpable as the unveiling of the next-gen devices from Apple on Sept. 7 draws nearer.
Apple is anticipated to take the wraps off the next-gen iPhones at its event in San Francisco, California, and a few days prior to its debut, the iPhone 7 Plus has been spotted on the benchmarking site Geekbench.
Rumors have hinted at the iPhone 7 Plus, as well as its smaller sibling the iPhone 7, housing an improved processor, and the listing reaffirms the notion. According to the Geekbench listing, the iPhone 7 Plus will be powered by the next-gen A10 processor, which improves on the A9 processor found on the iPhone 6s Plus.
The Geekbench listing points to an "iPhone9,3" which is likely the iPhone 7 Plus model. The impending Apple smartphone, with the A10 processor in tow, achieved a single-core performance score of 3,379. In comparison, the A9 processor powered iPhone 6s Plus scored 2,526 in single-core tests.
For those wondering how the A10 processor compares to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with its Exynos 8890 processor, the single-core Geekbench score for the Samsung phablet was just 2,067.66. The Snapdragon 820 processor powered variant of the Galaxy Note 7 does not fare any better, notching up only 1,896, compared to the iPhone 7 Plus.
When it comes to multi-core scores, the iPhone 7 Plus raked in 5,495, which is a major improvement on the 4,404 scored by the iPhone 6s Plus. The Galaxy Note 7's Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 processors scored 6,100 and 5,511, respectively.
The proof may be in the pudding, but if the Geekbench scores are any indication, the iPhone 7 Plus' A10 processor will be quite a powerful beast and will rout rival devices such as the Galaxy Note 7 with ease.
For the unfamiliar, the iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to sport a 5.5-inch screen that could be a 2K one. The handset is also said to boast a dual-lens camera setup on the rear of the device, and could potentially come with a pressure-sensitive home button and no headphone jack.
It is also anticipated to house 3 GB of RAM according to previous leaks, but the Geekbench listing points to 2 GB of RAM — the same as the one on the iPhone 6s Plus. Interestingly, the handset has previously been spotted on Geekbench with 3 GB of RAM in tow.
With the Apple event around the corner, we will soon learn what surprises the company has in store for us.