Appleâs iPhone X is due to be revealed later today, but itâs apparently already started to hit the benchmarks. Shocker: itâs fast. Like, insanely fast.
A mysterious âiPhone10,5â showed up on Geekbenchâs catalog today, and assuming itâs not somehow a false entry, itâs posting speeds that are way faster than anything Androidâs current generation has to offer: a 4,095 on the single core test, and 9959 on the multi-core one.
For comparison, a quick search of the most powerful Android devices shows they achieve aboutÂ half of those numbers:
- Samsung S8 : Â 2024 single, 6279 multi
- OnePlus 5: 1932 single, 6495 multi
- Huawei P10: 1865 single, 5973 multi
â Kid Pool (@KidPoolDead) September 12, 2017
But it even matches or surpasses devices in ostensibly more powerful categories, even some of Appleâs own tablets and laptops. For example:
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch: 3558 single, 9133 multi
- MacBook Air (2017): 3126 single, 5935 multi
- MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017 Core i5): 4342 single, 9194 multi
Of course, it also far surpasses last yearâs iPhone 7, which scored a 1825 on the single core test and a 3118 on the multi-core one. Granted, benchmarks arenât everything, but itâs not like we expect the iPhone X to perform poorly despite good benchmarks.
This test also seems to confirm recent leaks that Apple is increasing the core count from two to six with a new A11 chip. Two of the cores are meant to do the bulk of intensive processing, while the other four are high efficiency cores dedicated to low-power tasks.
So yeah, Appleâs apparently built a smartphone thatâs faster than a 2017 laptop, at least by GeekBenchâs metrics. Technology, amirite?