New leak shows iPhone 8 performance that completely destroys every Android phone ever made

“New iPhones always pack a tremendous power boost compared to their predecessors,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR. “Now, a new leak suggests that the next-generation processor coming in the new iPhone 8 features incredible performance that is practically off the charts.”

“Earlier this week, Ice Universe tweeted that Apple’s upcoming new A11 chip that will power the iPhone 8 will likely be clocked at 3GHz. He also said the iPhone 8’s A11 processor will feature Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) technology, which allows all of a processor’s physical cores to be utilized simultaneously,” Epstein reports. “On Thursday night, the leaker followed up with a new tweet that seemingly reveals preliminary benchmark test results for the A11.”

“The first number in each of the test results Ice Universe posted represents the single-core result, while the second number represents the results of the Geekbench 4 multi-core test. In this case, the leaker says Apple’s new A11 chip destined for the iPhone 8 scored between 4300 and 4600 in single core testing, and between 7000 and 8500 in multi-core tests. He notes that the two sets of results differ because the A11 was set at different clock speeds for each test,” Epstein reports. “Now let’s see how Apple’s purported A11 benchmarks stack up against top Android phones.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The top Android phone, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, manages 1966 (single core), 6502 (multi-core).

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  1. Top end Android phones are doomed. The low end will be the domain of subterranean cheapskate dwellers who like substandard security-risk & data-mined gear & who mindlessly like “being taken care of” with free apps & services that sell them out.

  2. “which allows all of a processor’s physical cores to be utilized simultaneously”

    Errrm, isn’t that the entire point of multiple cores? That they can be utilised simultaneously? If you couldn’t do that I’d seriously question why you would have multiple cores.

  3. I predicted it before and it is worth repeating – the A11 will likely be the first A-series SoC to make it into a Mac – possibly the MacBook or Air, possibly the Mac mini. It provides superior performance/watt for portable electronics and quiet desktop systems using passive cooling or low volume forced-convection cooling.

    If the A11 architecture enables multiple SoCs to be ganged together to form larger multi-core systems, then the sky is the limit for the A-series – pro desktops with four, eight, sixteen, or greater cores, and multi-core server solutions with potentially hundreds of A-series SoCs chugging away while consuming less energy and producing less heat than contemporary supercomputers.

    Gotta love it!

    1. Yes, people have been predicting an A-series Mac for several years.

      Reasons why it hasn’t happened and won’t happen for a few more years:
      Limited RAM support (when was the last time a Mac shipped with less than 8 GB of RAM?)
      No PCIe support (when was the last time a Mac shipped with no PCIe support?)
      No Thunderbolt Support (all new Macs will support TB3)
      No USB 3.1b support (all new Macs will support this)
      An on the fly translation from Intel code to ARM code will have a huge hit on performance.
      The list goes on and on and on.

  4. Apple’s advantage will only last about 8 months. Qualcomm has already planned the Snapdragon 845 using 7nm fab process. Whatever Apple has, Qualcomm will soon have something even more powerful. Some companies never give up and Qualcomm has a lot at stake to match Apple’s SoCs every eight months or so. Then there’s also Samsung with their Exynos SoCs always keeping pace with Apple. These companies are going to keep leapfrogging each other as a new flagship model becomes available.

    As an earlier commenter mentioned, what’s really going to matter is how well Apple can match iOS to the processor to get overall high performance that users will appreciate. Hopefully, the newer processor will use less battery power now that Apple is going to be using AR on iPhones. An iPhone is going to need all the battery life it can muster with AR.

    I honestly don’t know how the less expensive Android smartphones can keep pace with flagship smartphones but maybe it really doesn’t matter to most smartphone users. As they say, they’re good enough and cheap, cheap, cheap.

    1. The mid-market (I’m thinking pricing about half of flagships, approx $350-500 by December) will do fine. The ‘cheap’ market will end up in pre-paid plan phone lineups.

  5. When I was young “destroyed” meant blown up, put out of business or anal raped.

    It means nothing now.
    (yes, I just “destroyed” the definition of destroy…)

  6. The thing is that the VAST majority of people using smartphones don’t need that kind of performance. They use their phones to make calls, take pictures, surf the internet, read mail, texting and calendar checking. Some play games, but most don’t (and the games they play don’t usually require a lot of processing power).

    Most people don’t care about the power of their phone. Yes, AR & VR may change that, but for today, it doesn’t really matter.

    Mind you, I can’t wait to get an iPhone 8. But most don’t care about the power…

    1. I agree with you, and far be it for me to defend Apple, but if they have an abundance of processing power and most don’t use it, so what? It can be there for the ones that do. Myself, I would prefer an ad slot too.

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