iPhone X Leaks: 6-core A11 Chip, 3GB RAM, Wireless Charging, Apple Pay and Face ID Detailed

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Almost two days after the iOS 11 GM build leak and revealed pretty much everything about the new iPhones from Apple, developers continue to dig deep into the firmware’s code to find out more info about the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

Now that it has been confirmed that there is no Touch ID on the iPhone X, many wondered how Apple Pay transactions would work on the device. As discovered by Jeffrey Grossman, users will have to confirm the payment by double clicking the sleep/wake button after they first authenticate a payment using Face ID. The code also points to Apple bringing Face ID to the iPad down the line.

Details about the A11 chip Apple will be using in its 2017 iPhone lineup has also been revealed. It will be a 6-core chip, with four low-power ‘Mistral’ cores and 2 high-power ‘Monsoon’ cores. All the six cores can work independently of each other. This is not a Fusion chip as we saw on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year.


In terms of RAM, developer Steve Troughton Smith confirms the iPhone 8 will feature 2GB RAM, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will feature 3GB. The lower amount of RAM on the smaller iPhone 8 is because it will come with a lower resolution display compared to the other two devices.

The iOS 11 GM code also points to wireless charging being present on the handsets, though the code does not provide many details about its functionality. Apple is rumored to implement Qi wireless charging on its iPhone lineup this year, though it remains to be seen if it will be compatible with other third-party Qi chargers or not.

Lastly, the iPhone X will continue to feature a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera. The rear camera will be capable of recording 4K video in 60fps and Full HD at 240fps. It was expected that the front camera would also be upgraded to record 4K videos, but that is not going to be the case this year.

At this point, apart from its price, almost every other key detail of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has been revealed. Over the weekend, the final names of all the three iPhones were revealed along with their features like Animoji, Portrait Lighting, and video recording capabilities.

Impressed with the iPhone X based on what you have heard so far?