iPhone 5 Hardware Specs Rumored: CPU, GPU, RAM

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Yesterday, we got a fantastic look at what appear to be some iPhone 5 schematics, giving us some detailed figures for phone’s measurements. In the months leading up to the release of a new iPhone, it’s not often that the rumors we follow are accompanied by such detail, rather than being just vague guesses about the finished hardware. Today we hear some more about the handset’s hardware makeup, and continue enjoying some more of that high level of detail.

Sources apparently very much involved with testing the iPhone 5 with access to the iOS 6 beta have revealed some technical details on the handset to 9to5Mac. Supposedly, the phone will be powered by a Samsung S5L8950X processor, continuing in the progression from the S5L8945X in the latest iPad. We’ve been wondering if this would be considered an A6 design, or if Apple will continue with the A5 lineage, and for the moment it’s looking like this could be another A5-series component. That’s not to say that Apple won’t settle on a different designation for the chip later, but for now it’s an A5.

The full part number for the iPhone 5’s GPU isn’t available in order to protect the source’s identity, but it begins with SGX543RC. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know any details about its capabilities.

Even though Android devices are starting to move into 2GB RAM territory, it appears that the iPhone 5 will play things conservatively and feature just a single gigabyte.

Finally, look for a Qualcomm-made baseband, though it’s hard to say if that will be a new chip or not, as this in-development iPhone 5 uses the same component form the iPad.

According to the source behind this info, Apple should be in good shape to have the iPhone 5 ready for an October release, if not earlier.

Source: 9to5Mac

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!