Apple’s next iPhone, tentatively named iPhone 8, is said to come outfitted with three gigabytes of RAM, just like today’s 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, while introducing a new top-of-the-line model maxing out at a whopping 512 gigabytes of flash storage.

That’s according to a new post published Wednesday on China’s popular micro-blogging service Weibo and reposted by Dutch publication (Google Translate).

By comparison, current iPhones top out at 256 gigabytes of on-board storage.

There would be three distinct iPhone 8 models in terms of storage capacity, with the cheapest model starting at 64 gigabytes of storage, followed by the 256GB and 512GB models.

The 64GB and 256GB models will utilize NAND flash chips produced by suppliers Toshiba and SanDisk while the flagship 512GB model is said to use Samsung and Hynix-made flash storage.

All iPhone 8 models are said to include three gigabytes of RAM, which isn’t surprising given that the current iPhone 7 Plus models also come outfitted with 3GB of RAM.

For those wondering, the iPhone 7 Plus model needs that RAM to process data from its dual-lens camera, which the OLED iPhone is also thought to incorporate.

Conversely, iPhone 7s Plus should also come outfitted with 3GB of RAM while the regular single-lens iPhone 7s model should continue to use two gigabytes of RAM.

It’s unclear if the OLED iPhone would use the latest 3D NAND storage chips that were introduced this year, though it seems likely they might.

For what it’s worth, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said that all 2017 iPhone models would have RAM chips that should be ten to fifteen percent faster than iPhone 7’s flash storage in order to provide satisfactory augmented reality experiences.

Image: alleged SanDisk NAND flash 64GB memory module for iPhone 8

  • cris Vince

    “By comparison, current iPhones top out at 128 gigabytes of on-board storage.”

    current iPhone 7 & 7Plus they have up to 256 already!

  • Rowan09

    I’m a little surprise. I already gave a reason 2 months ago for why the phone will be over a thousand and it’s proven with the 256 and new 512 option, but only offering 64GB as the base doesn’t make sense to me. They should offer the base at 128GB, but I’m assuming they trying to make it appear cheaper. We’ll see really soon.

    • Iskren Donev

      While I agree with you, 64GB is still not a bad storage size. I still remember the days (not that long ago, really) when the line started at 16GB.

      • Rowan09

        I agree most people can do with 64GB I mean the Note comes with 64GB and the S7 Edge came with 32GB base. Since I have the 7Plus Jet Black 128GB was the base and I can’t go back (even though I don’t use most of the apps). I just think the 8 should start at the same base as the Jet Black

      • Abhinav Chaudhary

        It’s almost 2018, I have 64 GB iPhone that I got in 2014 and at that time it seemed like a massive storage but years went by and now even with 64 giga of storage I’ve to clean up my phone just to make space for more.

      • Iskren Donev

        I suspect that the simple truth is that we adapt to whatever storage we have available. My last iPhone had only 16GB of storage and my new phone has 32GB – an enormous upgrade in my eyes.

        But I suspect that if you are used to 64/128GB coming back to 32GB will feel like the dark ages for you.

      • Rowan09

        That’s the real issue. 64GB is more than enough, but not when you went to 128

  • Juan Genao

    I have 128, and currently only using 32 I think a 64GB model for the 8 makes sense. Some of us dont keep our entire photo library on our phones.

  • Charlie

    Good God, 512! That’ll be future-proof (for a few years)

  • JulianZH

    the first model of the iphone has 4gb…

  • Susie

    This will be the first year since iPhones were released that I won’t be upgrading and this makes me feel even better about my decision. Instead I signed up for Xfinity Mobile and ordered an S8+ which will be here today via FedEx. I’ll hang onto my 128GB Rose Gold jailbroken 7+ and hope next year Apple ups their game. Why in God’s name they would offer 64GB instead of 128 is beyond me… just another in a string of fails lately as far as I’m concerned.

    • Rowan09

      Besides the rumored space (which I agree is just stupid) what else is your issue?

      • Susie

        I just don’t see as to how it’s going to be much different than what I have now to shell out so much money so soon. Things I can get on an Android NOW cheaper. I like to be able to theme… losing my jailbreak would be huge since it’s looking pretty grim for any new JB to be released.

        Don’t get me wrong either… not ditching my beloved iPhone, or my iPad and MacBook for that matter. I’m just taking a break. 🙂

      • Rowan09

        Ok got you. I have a S7 Edge and theming to me is overrated, but that’s just me.

      • Susie

        Must be us girls. lol Although I know plenty of men who theme too. 🙂

      • Rowan09

        Lol. Real men don’t theme. Lol

    • Vinnie Bones

      should’ve waited for the Note. i7+ jailbroken has been a pain in the neck for me and more days without the audio jack is driving me crazy. Going back to 6S.. i’m not ready to the new trend

    • websyndicate

      Lots of corporate phones are sold at the lower price point since they are 64 gb it helps keep the cost down. I know my work phone will be an iPhone 8 64gb.

  • AOGV

    512 GB makes sense on an iPad for sure. 64 GB is more then enough on an iPhone. Gotta thank iCloud for that

  • Jamessmooth

    anyone know if the AR apps will suck up a lot of space?

  • Jay

    Darn I was hoping for 4gigs of ram for the 8 and 3 for the S models oh well..

  • Blacklight: Retribution

    512gb will last!

  • Blip dude

    Hmm, not sure yet. I ain’t believing anything until I see the keynote, including these apparent leaks. As of this point, the only reason why I would get it is because of design alone.

    Don’t need wireless charging, OLED, face/eye detection, fast charging, etc. And I’m not necessarily expecting 24 hour battery life and WiFi charging either.

    As far as storage, 64GB is already starting to exceed its limits on my 6S Plus, where I had to delete A lot and only have 5GB of space left. Really would’ve appreciated 128GB as I don’t personally need 256GB on a phone.