Apple’s new iPhone SE has been benchmarked just hours after its official unveiling in Cupertino. The AnTuTu listing confirms the device has 2GB of RAM — exactly the same amount stuffed into iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
This means that iPhone SE really is just as powerful as Apple’s high-end smartphones under the hood. In fact, it’s quite possibly the fastest smartphone with a display under 4.6 inches in size — and certainly the fastest 4-inch device on sale today.
It’s no surprise, then, that the iPhone SE scores 134,358, which is slightly more than the iPhone 6s’ score of 132,620, and a lot more than the iPhone 6’s score of 80,554. Those extra points likely come from the fact that iPhone SE has a smaller display with fewer pixels to power.
How does iPhone SE compare to the latest Androids? Well, Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S7, which is now the most powerful Android available, scores between 125,288 and 105,000 — depending on which processor is used — so it’s even faster than that.
The internal improvements Apple has made to iPhone SE should ensure it’s not a flop like iPhone 5c was. If you like small smartphones just don’t want to splash out on iPhone 6s, you can now pick up Apple’s most affordable model without losing out on the latest specifications.
TechCrunch‘s Matthew Panzarino, who has both an iPhone SE and the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro in hand, has also confirmed that iPhone SE has 2GB RAM.
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