Phones with 1 TB of memory coming down the pipe thanks to shovel-ready resistive RAM tech
16. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1886; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Indeed! Goodbye SD cards! Hello 1TB of storage muhaha
18. sgodsell (Posts: 2814; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
With that kind of storage now you can have multiple OS's installed and all kinds of things. Think about it most computers you buy today only give you for starters is 128/256gb drives (ssd). You can buy some with a terabyte in a notebook. Of course you can buy your own drives and add in the size you want. But most new purchases today top out at 1tb or storage. Now if they have a tb in a phone, OMG. Time to install all the development tools on the phone when that occurs.
20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Also it is good because now we will have more space for recorded 4K videos. :)
38. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
LOL. The 4K video will make our brand new 1TB storage in smartphone feels like 8GB.
37. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
I'm excited to have 16TB notebook & 2TB phone.
19. joey_sfb (Posts: 4999; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I will believe when its actually available. Its more than average 16GB desktop configuration.
In a few years maybe.
3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I know a lot of people don't even use 4gb of storage in their phones.
14. cezarepc (Posts: 675; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Yeah some people are like that. Most smartphone owners I know feel the need to have an SD card slot for extra memory, but there was a time when I borrowed some just to play with it and they don't even know how to install apps on their SD. So the SD is just there for some unknown reason lol.
..and then there are some people like me who have only 120GB on my laptop. I just don't feel the need to save content that can be streamed on my devices. Most of my photos goes to FB (I don't really care about privacy issues, people can feel free stealing my pics lol) and music/vids I stream.
17. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 879; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
And some people say Cucumbers taste better pickled... but I ain't got that kind of time.
27. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
That's me. I've taken up just about 4GB on my 32GB Nexus 5, lol. I don't usually listen to music so I don't have 1000's of songs that clog up my storage...
30. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1105; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I filled up 30GB of storage on my M8 on the first day, had to buy a 32GB card to complement it lol
39. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
My mom What's App folder have more than 3GB of usage in 6 months of a video/photo sent to/from her. I must constantly remind her to remove some of the video/photo.
4. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
This is great news for mobile world.
I kept seeing Rambus reading this though.
5. aaronix (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)
i am one of them. The max i have used is 3GB
11. khaledmhawesh (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
how can u live with 3 gb storage i use 26gb ( i have 32 gb built in ) , each rom each backup needs a one gb . that would be great solution
25. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
I take lots of pictures and occasional video clips of my golf swing for slow playback analysis, so that can eat up memory pretty quick. Plus I have a few albums from spotify enabled for offline listening. Same for google play music
6. Anthony6612 (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
I would load more movies and music onto my note 3 and my 32GB sd card if I had the room. I use my phone as if it was a media center pc that makes calls and texts and can play games. Having that kind of memory in my phone would make it a laptop and desktop replacement for me.
8. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Now I just want a phone that is(apart from being near indestructible and with a battery that lasts for a week haha) able to intelligently recognize the owner and make itself unusable to the thief.. that would ease my mind about carrying my only pc everywhere with me.
10. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
You would still need a way to backup that data.
21. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Um, cloud services are available for a long time now, in case you missed it
7. juandante (Posts: 460; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
PS : the fact that android is 64 bit dont have no relation with how much mass storage it can handle (if this thing is aimed for mass storage).
Maybe in the future we will see memory-less (RAM) phones with the mass storage and current RAM having the same role
9. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
1. No more exhorbitant price increase from 16GB to 32GB to 64GB (Apple, etc..)
2. Interested in seeing what desktop storage capacity will be offered.
3. Entire Steam/GOG collection in my system.
12. peace247 (Posts: 147; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
Ohhh man future is going to be soooo great..!
13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Best news I heard all year :) no more SD CARDS!
22. Gadgety (Posts: 164; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Impressive. Looking forward to a smartwatch with 1TB of storage.
23. xfire99 (Posts: 711; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
It wont be released for commercial use for years and even it comes out. OEMs wont release it on theirs devices.
Its called BUSINESS!
Digital cameras and Camcorders maybe. But forget smartphones/tablets in near future.
36. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
And a new company (eg 1+1) will stand up to challenge the competition.!
24. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)
we wont see 1 tb of ram in the next 10 years, i can assure you that.
26. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
This is so stupid, there's no point in using 1TB. Even on Android currently you'd be hard pressed to fill up at least half of that.
29. xfire99 (Posts: 711; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Its nice for 720P/1080P recording that takes alot of space at high fps and RAW format.
31. syncronyze (Posts: 103; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)
Sure it's nice, but it's not necessary. Especially since people will usually go for a DSLR camera or a very high quality camera instead of just a smartphone camera if they're very serious about video recording. Most recordings in high quality on smartphones aren't longer than like 20 minutes tops.
34. Fellwalker (Posts: 235; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
At present. But look to the future. Even now, add off line world maps from OSMand, a few movies and your music collection. Add ordnance survey maps of the UK in 1:25000, a true satnav like sygic or TomTom, some heavy duty games and reference apps, and you'll be breaching the best current phone capacity. On my 32GB phone I regularly have to clean out and archive to my PC, and I've no space for music or movies.
I'm more interested in what it can do for my PC, where I had to remove stuff to remain within my existing 1TB. Thank goodness for big USB 3 portable drives.
33. Not_Amused321 (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)
Believe it when I see a phone in United States with one terabyte
35. tomakali (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
1TB storage is very much required for devices like Windows Tab/Hybrid laptops. that much of data is available for windows platform. 1TB for iPad imo is required to fill it with 90% movie and photos etc