‘iPhone X’ may carry powerful six-core A11 processor

/ 01:24 PM September 11, 2017

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More information about the upcoming “iPhone X” have been posted online from the leaked iOS 11 Golden Master (GM) build which suggests a powerful six-core A11 processor.

Twitter user Longhorn (@never_revealed) shared the composition of the upcoming iPhone’s A11 processor, which consists of four high-powered Monsoon cores and two low-powered Mistrals.


Image: Twitter/@never_revealed

Longhorn earlier reported that Mistral was the high-powered core, but later retracted to clarify that it was the other way around.

Image: Twitter/@never_revealed

Another Twitter user going by Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) corroborated Longhorn’s information.


Image: Twitter/@stroughtonsmith

Such an arrangement suggests that the upcoming iPhones will have a more efficient way of handling apps. Apps and tasks that work in the background or require little processing power, like music playback and email, could be handled by the two low-power Mistral cores to conserve battery.

More processor heavy apps like games could then be forwarded to the four high-powered Monsoon cores to ensure smooth performance.

Apart from processing capabilities, other details about the iPhone X were mined from the iOS 11 GM. These include memory size and camera sensor types. Steve T-S also posted that the new iPhone will come with an IR camera.

Image: Twitter/@stroughtonsmith

Image: Twitter/@stroughtonsmith

Apple’s big event is just a day away. Whether these information leaks are accurate or not will be confirmed when the new iPhones are finally unveiled on September 12. JB


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TOPICS: A11 processor, iOS 11 Golden Master, iPhone X, Mistral, Monsoon, six-core
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