Alleged iPhone 11 benchmark suggests faster CPU, 1GB extra RAM

We might see some small improvements in the iPhone XR successor.

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The iPhone XR followup sounds like it'll be a bit of an improvement on last year's model, according to one benchmarking test.

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We'll see Apple's new iPhones in exactly one week, but a suspected benchmarking test might hint at one model's specs. Geekbench took a closer look at the "iPhone 12.1," which 9to5Mac said is the successor to iPhone XR (last year's lowest spec model), and it doesn't sound like much of a leap forward.

The test suggested that the new iPhone is around 12% faster than the 2018 equivalent for single-core tasks, but the multi-core performance is basically the same as last year's, 9to5Mac noted.

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It also said that the XR successor will have 1GB additional RAM, bringing it to a total of 4GB, bringing it in line with last year's iPhone XS and XS Max . We don't know if Apple plans to bump up the RAM of the rumored iPhone 11 Pro as a result.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but we'll find out more at its event in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, next Tuesday.

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