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Discovery of iPhone SE benchmark answers RAM question, shows promising performance

Apple drew back the curtain on its latest iPhone yesterday, and it turns out the rumors had been right on the money, as we saw the company reveal the four-inch iPhone SE. In particular, we noticed Apple giving the phone some pretty high-end hardware despite its meager size, making good on rumors suggesting the iPhone SE would share some key internals with the flagship iPhone 6s. And while we put together a side-by-side spec comparison to highlight the similarities and differences between those two iPhone models, some details still eluded us, with Apple not stepping forward to provide some key information. All will be revealed in time, and today we get an early peek at one of those answers, as a benchmark publication attempts to clue us in to the iPhone SE’s RAM capacity.

We know the iPhone SE shares its Apple A9 SoC with the iPhone 6s, and that the iPhone 6s is equipped with 2GB of RAM, but has Apple outfitted the SE with that same memory capacity, or saw fit to let the phone get by on a single gigabyte? According to this benchmark report, the iPhone SE will indeed get the full 2GB, keeping it at parity with the iPhone 6s.

Actually, maybe parity’s the wrong word, as these AnTuTu results actually give the new iPhone SE a slight leg up over its larger-iPhone cousins, showing the smaller phone offering a small performance bump. The small difference in screen resolution between the devices may play a role in that, but don’t count on it being significant enough to impact the user experience.

Source: AnTuTu (Weibo)
Via: GSM Arena

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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 bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!