Apple iPhone 11 Benchmarks Leak Hints At Strong Single-Core Performance, More RAM

Apple iPhone XR
In addition to being a useful benchmark for processors of all kind (desktop, laptop, phones, tablets), Geekbench is also the go-to place for leaked data, as we have seen time and again. As it pertains to that, a fresh leak points to an unreleased Apple iPhone model. The data suggests it is a successor to the iPhone XR, and if the listing is accurate, we can expect a bump in RAM.

The model is listed as "iPhone12,1" running iOS 13.1, with "N104AP" listed as the motherboard. That latter identifier is in line with previous rumors suggesting the iPhone XR successor (part of the iPhone 11 series) is going by the codename N104.

What's interesting about the database entry is the amount of RAM—it shows 4GB (well, 3,834MB, to be precise). This is another clue that we are looking at a next-generation iPhone XR model, as both the current-generation iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS already have 4GB of memory, whereas the existing iPhone XR has 3GB.

Assuming the listing is accurate, we can expect the next-generation iPhone XR to wield more RAM. This potentially means more RAM on the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS successors as well, to maintain separation between Apple's higher-end models. That is purely speculation, but more memory across the board would certainly be a welcome upgrade.

Now, for the benchmarks...

Next-Generation iPhone XR Geekbench

In Geekbench, the mystery iPhone scores 5,415 in the single-core test and 11,294 in the multi-core test. Those are both strong metrics, particularly the single-core score, which is higher than any smartphone we have ever tested. Here's a look at our own collection of Geekbench data...

Phones in Geekbench

Out of the phones we have conducted our own benchmark testing on, the iPhone XS Max is at the top, scoring 4,820 and 11,501 in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. The leaked scores suggest another round of 6-core computing muscle from the leaked phone's A13 chip.

While single-core performance is improved, multi-core performance remains about the same as the A12 chip used in the iPhone XS Max. Geekbench developer John Poole told MacRumors there could be some throttling represented in the data. And while we always should take leaked benchmark data with a grain of salt, Poole also said "there's nothing obviously wrong with the result[s]." So, draw your own conclusion there.

Apple is expected to announce its next round of iPhone models during a press event on September 10. That means we do not have to wait long to find out if any of this is accurate.