A benchmark result for the upcoming iPhone 8 smartphone has just been spotted doing rounds online, and if it is in any way legit, the handset could potentially destroy the Samsung Galaxy S8 in terms of performance.
The benchmark result was seen doing rounds on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo, GSM Arena reported. Judging by the screenshot, it seems like the alleged iPhone 8 was tested using the popular platform Geekbench. And surprisingly, the numbers are even higher compared to Samsung's Galaxy S8.
As can be seen in the photo, the alleged iPhone 8 received an incredible result of 4,537 for its Single-Core Score and 8,975 for the Multi-Core. The Samsung Galaxy S8 only managed to receive 1,945 for its Single-Core, which isn't even remotely close to what is shown for the next iPhone flagship, according to GSM Arena.
If this result is in any way legit, then Apple enthusiasts can certainly expect to see impressive improvements on the iPhone 8 over its predecessor. BGR reported that the iPhone 7 received a score of 3,505 and 5,919, respectively.
However, there is no way to confirm the recently surface benchmark result for iPhone 8. That being said, it's highly advisable to take this one with a tiny pinch of salt.
The Geekbench result also showed some key specification details for the much awaited iPhone 8. During the purported test, the phone can be seen running on the next version of the iOS operating system: iOS 11.0. It was also shown with the result that the next-generation iPhone may use Apple's A11 processor with clock speed of 2.74 GHz.
In terms of release date, there KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the iPhone 8 mass production might get pushed back to a much later date. The usually reliable tipster suggests it could happen sometime in the October/November 2017 time frame. Kuo has predicted that Apple will most likely sell around 80 to 90 million units of the upcoming 2017 smartphones - including the iterative flagships iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.