So the dust have settled on Apple's newly revealed device, the iPhone X. What we were presented with from Apple is an impressive handheld device, probably the best thing to come out of Cupertino in a long time in terms of impact and wow factor. Aside from the design which has somewhat gone through a radical change with the whole edge to edge display thing, its the internal hardware that's the main attraction, one being the new A11 Bionic processor, lets examine in depth.
The entire A11 64-bit processor is created on a 10nm die or node. What this means is you have a processor that's increased in performance which Apple states is by 30% and have a much smaller chip that leads to it being power efficient. But Apple isn't the only manufacturer to implement a 10nm power efficient high performing chip into a smartphone, Samsung has also gone with this type of processing architecture with their Exynos 9 Series which also post power efficiency and a 10nm chip.
The A11 Bionic processor have within some uniquely appealing features within, for starters, it embeds an custom made GPU which is a first from Apple. The A11 also features 6 operating cores, two (cores) is dedicated to high powered performance and four (cores) to power efficiency. Aside from being high performing and power efficient, the A11 Bionic also enhances image capturing, improving low light auto focus and pixel processing, reducing multi band noise within the image.
Now there are already reports that the iPhone X burying the competition with some pretty impressive benchmark numbers, but how the device performs in everyday use remains to be seen. Apple launches its flagship device on Nov 3rd.