Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus May Have 3GB of RAM, iPhone 8 To Remain at 2GB

If the latest rumors have any substance, the all-new Apple series of iPhones may have three different models; the iPhone X, the tenth-anniversary model, which we had already reported about, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus. Of these, the iPhone X will have 3GB of RAM, as will the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 may stick to using 2GB of RAM.

A new Apple event is set to rock the world soon. It promises to have major new iPhone models, a new Apple Watch, and new 4K Apple TVs. You can also read about the new Apple Watch 3 right here. The latest news about the RAM capacities of the new iPhone range comes from a Twitter user and noted tipster, Steven Troughton-Smith, who has sifted through the code of the soon-to-be-released iOS 11.

This essentially means that the top two models, the OLED-screen based iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus with a 5.5-inch screen may stick to using 3GB of RAM; the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 still remains at 2GB. This year’s iPhones may use facial recognition systems instead of the standard security features.

This new device will run on the A11 Fusion chip, a nod to the A10 Fusion chip we saw on the iPhone 7. This new chipset will have 6 cores and will be configured in a 2+4 configuration. On board will be two high performance “Mistral” cores while the remaining four are high efficiency “Monsoon” type cores. This is a marked improvement over last year’s quad-core chipset which had a 2+2 configuration.The latest iPad Pro has an A10X core which works in a 3+3 configuration.

This year’s iPhone X will also have better cameras as has been disclosed by the same tipster. The OLED model will have a 12-megapixel rear camera setup arranged in a vertical dual camera array, an arrangement very similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. This rear camera can shoot 4K video @ 60 frames per second which translates to 1080p video at 240fps. The front snapper has a 7MP sensor capable of capturing 1080p video at 30fps. Compared to the iPhone 7’s camera, which can only capture 4K video at 30fps, this is an improvement. Stay tuned for more updates.

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