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Confusion reigns over iPhone 11 Pro RAM, benchmarking tests

A new iPhone 11 Pro GeekBench benchmark highlights the speed of the new device, but claims it has 4 gigabytes of RAM, while other sources indicate that it may have 6 gigabytes.

A Geekbench 4 test published early on Thursday purports that the iPhone 11 Pro, and by association given the same A13 Bionic chipset the iPhone 11 Pro Max, is notably faster than the iPhone XS Max. The iPhone 11 Pro scores a 5472 for its single core and 13769 for its multi core, while the 2018 iPhone XS Max scored a 4790 for its single core, and 11346 for its multi-core.

Notably, the iPhone 11 Pro is also much faster than the Galaxy Note 10+, which had a single score score of 3506 and a multicore score of 11247.

The same Geekbench test claims that the iPhone 11 Pro features 4 gigabytes of RAM. Reliable leakers Ben Geskin and @OnLeaks have come up with different results — instead of 4 gigabytes of RAM, they both claim based on Chinese supply sources that the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max actually both have 6 gigabytes of RAM.

The entry-level iPhone 11 still reportedly features 4 gigabytes of RAM, edging out the iPhone XR's 3 gigabytes of memory. This matches the memory in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Apple does not make public the RAM specifications on its iPhone line, but continued testing will determine this information beyond a shadow of a doubt. Pre-release benchmark scores can be faked with relative ease, so results should not be considered conclusive until after the phones have been made public. It isn't presently clear why the test uses the older GeekBench 4 test, when GeekBench 5 was released on September 4.