The new iPhone X family will be powered by Apple’s next generation mobile chipset – the hexa-core Apple A12. The SoC, with the part number D321AP, will be supported by 4GB of RAM and will feature not only larger L1 cache of 128KB, but also run at a higher frequency.
The base frequency for the A12 is 2.49GHz, higher than the current A11 Bionic’s 2.39GHz.
The CPU benchmark scores offer no significant improvements over the A11 although do expect some tweaks and optimisations to the final product. As a comparison, the A12 recorded a 4,673 single-core score while the A11 Bionic managed 4,246. In Multi-Core benchmarks, the A12 scored 10,912 while the A11 Bionic topped 10,403.
What’s interesting is graphics performance. The A12’s Metal score is 21,691, a huge leap of 30 percent from the A11 Bionic’s 15,005. It does pack some serious punch.
Apple is said to be introducing three new iPhone models this fall. The new phones may be called iPhone X, iPhone XI and iPhone XI Plus.
Design-wise, the iPhone X 2018 line-up will look almost identical to the current iPhone X, featuring a familiar edge-to-edge display with a notch.
What’s been rumoured is that the base model will sport a 6.1-inch display, while the upper rung siblings will use OLED panels.
September isn’t too far away, so expect the rumour mills to go wild until then.