Alleged Apple iPhone 8 runs Geekbench; destroys competition by a mile

A mysterious iPhone has shown up on a Geekbench report from China. While the smartphone itself has turned out to be a mystery, various reports point it out to be an Apple iPhone 8. What is impressive, is not its name tagged as 'iPhone 10.6' but its scores that seemed to have taken the Geekbench smartphone benchmark standards to a whole new level.

Yes, this alleged Apple iPhone 8 has destroyed every other smartphone in existence on the Geekbench score. If the leaked screenshot turns out to be a genuine one, this iPhone 8 prototype has scored a massive 4,537 on a single core, while the multi-core results go all the way up to a stunning 8,975.

The only other device that comes close is last year's Apple iPhone 7 that scored a healthy 3,328 on single core and a 5,508 in the multi-core test.

Image: Weibo

Image: Weibo

Comparing it to Android will make fans of flagship smartphones look away in shame indeed. The highest we have on the Android flagship benchmarks is the Exynos-powered Samsung Galaxy S8 that we tested out personally and showcased a single score of 2,020 (which now seems like a typo in comparison) while multi-core scores faired better at 6,730.

Indeed these are raw performance numbers of a phone that is yet to be announced officially, but there are a couple interesting bits.

The Geekbench result obtained by this Weibo user also revealed a few hardware details about this mystery smartphone.

Image: iDrop News

Image: iDrop News

The smartphone runs iOS 11.0 as its operating system with the hardware motherboard number tagged as S58AP. The processor is called the Apple A11 and its clocked at an unbelievable 2.7 GHz with 4 cores. Apple's current chip goes up to 2.34 GHz so the performance jump is pretty large and will be enough for Phil Schiller to brag about at the September launch.

Attached to the post also comes the screen resolution that is set at 2,800 x 1,242 pixels. That sets it at a rather odd 20.2:9 aspect ratio that is a lot taller than the Samsung Galaxy S8. But with the home button gone, may be Apple could add something extra below the usual iPhone homescreen interface.

Indeed, this is just a screenshot, which can be faked easily, so we do request you to take the above information with spoonful of salt.

Published Date: Apr 26, 2017 17:21 PM | Updated Date: Apr 26, 2017 17:21 PM