The iPhone 6s is expected to make its official debut in just a few short weeks, but the device’s internal hardware is still a mystery. Now we may be able to confirm a few rumored specs thanks to an alleged benchmark for the upcoming smartphone.
Spotted by Dutch site TechTastic, the Geekbench test seems to confirm that the iPhone 6s (referred to here as the iPhone 8,2) will indeed pack 2GB of RAM. It’s actually listed as 1987MB, but we assume Apple will round up. That’s a big step up from the 1GB of RAM previous iPhones have offered, and it should mean significantly better multi-tasking for the new device.
The benchmark also offers some new information on the rumored A9 chip, which is expected to power the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new processor clocks in a 1.51GHz, making it slightly faster than the A8X found in the iPad Air 2. The A9 also packs three cores, compared to the dual-core A8 found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Of course, it’s possible this benchmark could be a fake. MacRumors argues that the entire thing is just a tweaked version of an old iPad Air 2 test. So we’d definitely take this news with a grain of salt for now.
“iPhone 6s” benchmark making the rounds is likely fake. From March and looks like iPad Air 2 with hacked identifier. http://t.co/XWZ9my0N2v
— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) August 17, 2015
Based on previous leaks the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are also expected to feature an improved 12-megapixel rear camera, a Force Touch display and a sturdier design. Apple is apparently set to unveil the new phones alongside a refreshed Apple TV next month on September 9, though we’re still waiting for Cupertino to send out official invitations.