An image claiming to show Geekbench test results for an iPhone 7 Plus reveal a 2.37GHz dual-core ARM processor and 3GB of RAM for the device.

The picture, originally posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo and picked up by Dutch site Techtastic.nl, depicts single- and multi-core results for an iPhone model with the identifying hardware string "iPhone9,2". For comparison's sake, an iPhone 6s Plus has a 1.84GHz dual-core A9 chip, 2GB of memory and the hardware string "iPhone8,2".

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If the results are legitimate, a single-core score of 3548 and multi-core score of 6430 show that Apple's 16-nanometer A10 processor easily beats the performance of the A9 in the iPhone 6s Plus, which scores 2490 and 4341, respectively.

On these results, the A10 also outperforms the 2.2GHz A9X chip powering the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which returns Geekbench scores of 3224 and 5466, respectively.

Last week, a DigiTimes report claimed the iPhone 7 Plus will carry 3GB of RAM, supporting two previous claims by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo saying the same thing.

The DigiTimes report stopped short of specifying whether the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model would also get 3GB of RAM, but it's worth noting that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both had 2GB of RAM, although Apple could restrict the 3GB to the larger device this time around to differentiate them more.

The image is just the latest in an increasing number of leaks coming out of Chinese websites in recent weeks, suggesting users with links to Apple's supply chain. On Monday, a user of microblogging site Weibo posted images allegedly depicting iPhone 7 logic boards before the device chips had been added.

Apple is expected to reveal both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 at a media event next month.

Update: Primate Labs founder John Poole has said the Geekbench results are fake.

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Top Rated Comments

Michael Scrip Avatar
79 months ago
Apple could deliver the fastest processor ever in a smartphone.

And people would complain that it looks the same as their previous phones.

I dunno... I'd rather have the chip engineers get a good workout instead of the designers.

There's that old saying: "It's what's on the INSIDE that counts" :)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sunday Ironfoot Avatar
79 months ago
Samsung Galaxy S7: Single Core - 2152, Multi-core - 6272

Looks like Apple are still prioritising single core performance over cramming in a million cores into a mobile CPU.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SMIDG3T Avatar
79 months ago
Samsung Galaxy S7: Single Core - 2152, Multi-core - 6272

Looks like Apple are still prioritising single core performance over cramming in a million cores into a mobile CPU.
Apple's chip architecture is second-to-none. Most tasks run on single-core anyway.

EDIT: this is fake but I bet the A10 chip isn't far off, I bet it's even more poweful!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SilianRail Avatar
79 months ago
So we had 1 GB RAM for centuries, then triple it in 2 years.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Scrip Avatar
79 months ago
You joke, but at some point they're probably going to switch to A-series ARM processors for macs.

Witness the latest round of delays from Intel and the resulting stagnation of the Mac lineup.
Intel releases plenty of chips.

There are a dozen companies making computers with Intel's latest chips. They started 8 months ago.

But Apple hasn't.

So are you sure the delay is Intel?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
openbyhand Avatar
79 months ago
I can't wait to send messages and receive calls on this beast!!!
3GB of RAM has been sorely needed for making calls, as well as half writing emails before giving up and switching to my laptop. Shame that on the work machine front I'm having to switch to a PC, but its good to know Apple continues to pour resources into making super fast telephones - and watch straps. Hopefully they will be releasing a super powerful watch soon too, so i can awkwardly flick my wrist to check the time at Geekbench record breaking speeds.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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