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Newly-outed iPhone X specs lag behind Android flagships, but does it matter?

The iPhone X features 3GB of RAM and a 2,716mAh battery pack, it has been confirmed.

Given Apple never publicly releases detailed spec data on these specific points, this reveal comes from China’s telecommunications regulator, Tenna (via The Verge).

The 3GB of RAM, which pairs with the A11 Bionic processor, matches the random access memory found on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

However, most rival Android flagships top that, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 arriving with 6GB of RAM.

Related: iOS 11 review

That amount of memory is widely considered to be overkill, given the requirements of the smartphone, but it’ll be interesting to see how the iPhone X stands up in terms of multitasking.

There are of course the various efficiencies of iOS and Android to consider, so we’re not perturbed by the spec reveal. iPhone handsets have never shown any signs of multitasking lag in the past so it’s difficult to envision it happening it on the tenth anniversary edition.

Battery smaller than 7 Plus

The 2,716mAh battery life does raise some eyebrows considering it’s smaller than the 2,900mAh battery that sits within the iPhone 7 Plus. The cell will need to power a larger, more powerful OLED display in the iPhone X,

Apple says the battery lasts two hours longer than the iPhone 7 and promises 21 hours of talk time, so we’ll be interesting in putting this to the test once we get our hands on an iPhone X.

The battery pack is, incidentally, ever so slightly larger than the 2,691mAh component within the iPhone 8 range.

Of course, keeping the iPhone topped up will be more convenient than ever thanks to the new wireless charging capabilities.

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