The iPhone is considered by many to be the best performing smartphone of any generation and like any point of view it does have its detractors but the premium hardware is never a compromise. On that note today a leaked screenshot appeared on Weibo claiming to be iPhone 8 performance results running the Geekbench 4.0. As one can see in the screenshot below, the iPhone 8 outpaces its competition.

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The alleged leaked iPhone 8 benchmarks

The alleged iPhone 8 is running on an A11 chipset clocked @2.74GHz, which succeeds the current iPhone 7’s A10 Fusion chipset clocked @2.34GHz. The device is running iOS 11 and is identified as “iPhone 10,6”, the iPhone 7 is tagged as “iPhone 9,1” and as such falls in line. Do note that faking a screenshot is not impossible and can be done quite easily so take all this with a grain of salt. The device posts a single-core score of 4537 points and a multi-core score of 8975 respectively. To put this in perspective, the current champion of Android flagships the Samsung Galaxy S8 only manages a score of 1945 points and 6338 points for the single-core and multi-core tests respectively. This means there is a gulf of ~40% performance in benchmarks between the current Android flagship and the upcoming iPhone 8.

Of course, benchmarks are not the sole representative of real-world performance or user experience but they do put a yardstick to compare two devices objectively without involving subjective biases. This also underscores Apple’s commitment to designing and producing the most powerful mobile chipsets that far outstrip their competition. Due to the different ways in which Android and iOS behave though, it should be noted that even with clearly inferior hardware the OS is capable of maintaining a high level of multi-tasking capabilities.

The leaked benchmark images also show that the upcoming iPhone 8 will have a resolution of 1242 x2800 pixels which puts the screen aspect ratio at a rather odd 20.2:9 (2.25:1) which is, even more, taller than the recent 18.5:9 and 18:9 aspect-ratio we are seeing on recent Android flagships like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 respectively. Unfortunately, this is all the information that can be parsed from the screenshot.

We should be availing more information as we close in towards the launch and would report it as soon as it goes live. Follow us on our social media to keep up-to date with the latest in the world of smart devices.