Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 5 on the 12th of September. Although the Cupertino firm has officially announced their new flagship, it has remained tight-lipped about the phone’s details such as processor and RAM. All it said was the A6 chip on the new iPhone was twice as fast and 22% smaller compared to the A5 chip on the iPhone 4S. It also said that it’s GPU offers twice the performance compared to its predecessor. Sadly, it failed to mention how the A6 was capable of doing this.
The iPhone 5 will go on sale on the 21st of the month. This means that we’ll finally get to see it dismantled and properly benchmarked. However, it seems a benchmark has surfaced on the internet allegedly proving Apple’s claims.
Android Authority has come across a Geekbench test, which gives the iPhone 5 a score of 1601. The result indicates that the A6 chip is a 1GHz ARMv7 dual-core processor. It also says the device sports 1GB of RAM. According to 9to5Mac, no iOS-powered device has ever hit a score of 800.
The test also reveals that the iPhone 5 with a score of 1601 has beaten the Samsung Galaxy S3 with a score of 1560. The only time the Galaxy S3 beat the new iPhone was when it ran Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), scoring a 1781.
We’re not sure we believe the results of the test and here’s why. First of all, the iPhone 5 has not been officially released yet. Its official release date will be on the 21st of the month. Secondly, Jelly Bean hasn’t officially rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S3. Lastly, tests like these can be faked, so take it with a pinch of salt.
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