Apple is expected to publicly unveil its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices this Wednesday, but prior to the Cupertino giant’s media event, a Vietnamese technology website has reportedly obtained an operation iPhone 7 and tested out the phone’s features.
According to MacRumors, tinhte.vn blog is claiming that it has gotten a chance to spend time with an assembled iPhone 7 though it has no proof, like photos or videos, to back this up. Still, what the Vietnamese blog has written about the features and specifications of the 4.7-inch iPhone seem to corroborate earlier rumors and leaks.
What’s very interesting about the site’s blog entry about the iPhone 7 is its statement about the iPhone 7 having 60 FPS 4K video recording capability, despite not possibly sporting the dual-lens camera that the Cupertino giant is said to have prepared for the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
This is seen as a good addition to the device’s features since it would mean that users would still be able to record 4K video clips at 60 frames per second — an improvement from the iPhone 6s that’s only capable of recording 4K video at 30 frames per second — without having the need to opt for the more expensive iPhone 7 Plus.
The improved recording capability of the iPhone 7’s primary camera may be seen as another reason why Apple increased the built-in memory options of the new iPhones. 9To5Mac reports that having 60 FPS would mean large file sizes and the new storage variants could accommodate these files well, especially the 128GB and the top-tier option that has 256GB of onboard storage.
Other features that the blog claims to confirm include the darker iPhone color variant, the new SIM tray with a new rubber seal that should complement the IPX7 waterproofing rating of the new devices and the 3D Touch Home button, among others.
As previously reported, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a list of the specifications and features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Interestingly, the Vietnamese blog’s claims coincide with Kuo’s predictions. Still, it’s hard to believe the blog post without photos to back it up and without the confirmation from Apple. Thus, unless Apple has already removed the wraps off of its new iPhones, fans should take such report with a grain of salt.