The new or upcoming iPhone 12 will continue to widen their gap between Apple and all the other Android phone makers, according to some newly leaked benchmarks. It is not too big of a surprise, as the trio of the iPhone 11 phones to continue to be the best even the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The new iPhone 12 news is derived from a surprise benchmark entry for the A14 Bionic, which is the chipset we would then expect the iPhone 12 to use. The GizChina was the one to catch the Geekbench listing first.
In the test which they were doing, the A14 Bionic returned a single-core score of 1658 and also multi-core 4612. Single-core tasks are useful for simple tasks like scrolling the web and also using social media, while the multi-core tasks include intense gaming and photo and video editing as well.
The multi-core score is the highest that we have seen on a smartphone, and this also makes some sense because Apple’s phone typically has the highest speeds we have seen on the phones. For the context of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, having the Snapdragon 865 chipset gave us a score of roughly 3300 when it was tested, which is not even close, and yet that is about the average for a snapdragon 865 result.
The single-core is intriguing though, as the higher scores are arguably a little much unnecessary. But it is a high score too, it is twice that of the recent Samsung Galaxy S20.
There are a few reasons Apple might want some fast single-core scores, as it is still possible this helps with the display of your social media feed with a faster screen refresh speed, or maybe there is a different reason. It is too early to be sure of it.