The iPhone 7 Plus is a premiere in quite a few ways, as the larger iPhone 7 variant is packing a hefty amount of RAM.
There were multiple rumors that the iPhone 7 Plus will come packing an extra GB of random-access memory, making it the first smartphone from Apple loaded with 3 GB.
Thanks to a recent Geekbench benchmarking for the iPhone 7 Plus (codenamed iPhone 9,4) the world knows for a fact that the phablet carries 3 GB of RAM. TENAA also confirms the 3 GB of RAM on the device.
It is nothing remarkable for Android smartphones to holster at least 3 GB of RAM, but due to optimization, iOS users can usually make due with 2 GB. Even the newly launched iPhone 7 continues to carry 2 GB.
Not only is the iPhone 7 Plus the first handset to have 3 GB of RAM under its chassis, but it is also Apple's only mobile device with that amount of memory. The only Apple mobile gadget that carries more RAM is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that packs as much as 4 GB of RAM.
The benchmark also reveals another interesting detail about the recently unveiled phablet. While both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with four-core A10 Fusion SoCs, Apple designed the system so that only two of the four cores are handling the main processing tasks.
During the iPhone 7 keynote, Phil Schiller, the senior VP of worldwide marketing at Apple, explained the advantages of the new A10 Fusion chip.
The hardware is a four-core processor featuring two advanced cores that are running 40 percent faster than the A9 from the iPhone 6. The other two cores are crafted to be power efficient, so that they are running at one fifth the power, granting extended battery life.
To make sure the A10 Fusion's capabilities are put to good use, Apple built a novel performance controller that can distribute the load in real time to the appropriate processor. Tasks such as checking email that require little processing power will be relegated to the slower cores. The fact that separated processors will handle different types of tasks means that the battery life will be increased even further.
It is not just the power usage that will benefit from the new performance controller, however. Designating specific tasks for each of the pair of processors makes it so that the A10 chipsets prove to be 40 percent faster than their A9 counterparts. Geekbench's testing showed that the iPhone 7 Plus scored 5,363 for the multi-core test and 3,233 for the single core test.