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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...

Down Memory Lane: Can the Nexus 5X Cut It With 2GB of RAM?

On October 15, 2014, hordes of loyal Nexus 5 owners waited behind their keyboards for the fateful reveal of what they believed to be the successor to the phone that captivated the market. The Nexus 5 was a price-point pioneer that managed to avoid cutting corners on the most crucial specifications. The All Around Champ Breaks...

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now Receiving Android 5.1.1

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arguably Android's most popular flagships so far this year, have now begun to receive their much anticipated updates to Android 5.1.1. This update comes courtesy of T-Mobile in the US, although now that the ball has begun rolling, other carriers will be eager to push their own customized updates. Apart...
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