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Corsair shows off its next-gen Vengeance DDR5 RAM kits

Corsair has joined the long list of manufacturers throwing their hats into the DDR5 memory module ring. Today, the company has given us our first look at the next-gen Vengeance DDR5 memory kits. The Twitter post showing off the kits, however, doesn't reveal any specifications. Corsair's post isn't turning many heads, and that's mainly due to...

Newer OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 9R units ship with faster RAM

The OnePlus 8T was released almost a year ago as the only flagship OnePlus phone for the latter half of 2020 ('T' models usually get an additional Pro variant). The phone was slightly upgraded earlier this year and released as the OnePlus 9R alongside the rest of the OnePlus 9 series. Both phones shipped with...

What is Unified Memory and how does it work on Apple Silicon?

With the release of Apple's new M1-powered iPad Pro and 24-inch iMac, there's renewed interest in the amazing efficiency of the M1 chip. The launch of the M1 chip brought Apple's first use of unified memory architecture (UMA) on Apple silicon. This new approach to memory enables Apple to squeeze out higher performance from less...

Samsung starts mass producing its third-gen 16Gb LPDDR5 RAM modules

LPDDR5 RAM has now become the standard on flagships, and we are seeing new flagships in 2020 regularly reach the insane 16GB capacity. This jump up implies an increase in demand, and consequently, an increase in supply. Back in February 2020, Samsung had begun its first mass production line for the 16GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM...

[Discussion] Do you think 4GBs of RAM is enough for a smartphone today?

As time goes, smartphones keep getting better and better. Manufacturers come up with new ways to cram beefy specs inside little packages. They learned how to reduce the size of bezels, put the fingerprint scanner underneath the display, and, unfortunately, remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. One thing that has been a topic of controversy is...

OPPO Find X with 10GB RAM certified as world’s first 10GB RAM phone

Over the past couple of years, some Android device manufacturers decided that 4GB of RAM is not enough on a smartphone, so they pushed the envelope by bumping the RAM to 6GB and even 8GB. Until today, 8GB was considered the biggest memory capacity in a mobile phone. But, Chinese manufacturer OPPO decided that even...

Samsung announces first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip for mobile devices

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has developed 10nm class 8-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 DRAM, which is an industry-first. The company brought the first 8Gb LPDDR4 to mass production in 2014, and since then, it has been setting the stage to transition to the LPDDR5 standard for use in coming 5G and AI-powered mobile applications. The 8Gb...

Every Android device is susceptible to a hardware vulnerability called RAMpage

We have consistently seen various vectors of attack rear their head when it comes to Android smartphones. We've seen Shattered Trust, Cloak and Dagger, and Rowhammer, just to name a few. RAMpage is the latest one on the block, and while it is a hardware vulnerability, it doesn't necessarily need physical access to your device...

Blackview A20 Review – One of the First Android Go Phones

For those unfamiliar, Android Go is Google's stripped down version of Android designed to run on lower-end hardware. It's optimized to ideally run on about 1GB of RAM, but it can go lower or higher. It was developed for the next generation of entry-level devices so that those in developing nations can still purchase affordable...

Huawei Executive Feels 6GBs+ of RAM in Phones is a Waste, What Do You Think?

As smartphones have become more and more powerful over time, one question we keep asking ourselves is "how much RAM is enough?" When smartphones with 1GB of RAM were first released, people at the time often said that they didn't need all of that RAM. When smartphones with 2GBs of RAM were released, many people said...

How to “Fix” the OnePlus 3’s Memory Management and Reclaim your Extra RAM

The OnePlus 3 has been criticized lately for suffering similar memory management issues as last year's Galaxy phones, an issue that deferred many users from purchasing these devices. Luckily, we now know more about the issue with the OnePlus 3, and how to fix them. First of all, a few things must be made clear: the memory...

The RAM Conundrum: How Much RAM Do We Really Need?

Recently, we were treated to announcements of one of the first smartphones running Android that come with 6GB of RAM. 6 freaking GB! That is a lot of RAM in a mobile device. Starting up the number game is the Vivo Xplay5 Elite. Vivo as a company may not be very well known outside of China, but...