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Will we see 3GB of RAM on Samsung's 2013 high-end smartphones?

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Will we see 3GB of RAM on Samsung's 2013 high-end smartphones?
Prototype handsets suggest Samsung is testing a phone with no buttons and 3GB of RAM

Prototype handsets suggest Samsung is testing a phone with no buttons and 3GB of RAM

A leaked photo of a pair of Samsung phone prototypes shows them labeled as having 3GB of RAM. In addition, you might have noticed the lack of buttons on the devices. Of course, this doesn't guarantee that we will see 3GB of RAM or even a buttonless phone in the next generation of devices from the Korean manufacturer, but it is comforting to know that such things are being tested. If implemented next year, we would imagine seeing both features (if lack of something could be considered a feature) debut on the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

The current version of Sammy's flagship model offers 2GB of RAM which is something that is being used on the highest of the high-range models like the LG Optimus G. And the buttonless look is merely the result of years of smartphone evolution. We will probably look back in a few years and laugh at those smartphones sporting 'just' 3GB of RAM and marvel how we got by so well and for so long with such low spec'd models.

source: SamMobile via Android Authority

UPDATE: It should be pointed out that despite the sticker reading Gb, the source says that it does stand for GigaByte, not GigaBit. The stickers are, of course, for internal use only!

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posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:57 2

1. Fayeznoor (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


that wrong. it says Gb not GB. Gb stands for Gigabit, Not GigaByte.

so its about internal storage not ram

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:58 34

4. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


yes, but there is the word RAM beside it :P

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:02 3

5. Fayeznoor (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


this means only 375 mb ram by my calculation
3 "gigabit (Gb)" = 0.375 "gigabyte (GB)"

kind of fake

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:07 2

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my opinion we rather see 4GB of RAM than 3GB. And even if we will see 3GB of RAM then I think it should be only at the end of 2013.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 07:00 1

71. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


also phonearena answered you ! hahaha:
UPDATE: It should be pointed out that despite the sticker reading Gb, the source says that it does stand for GigaByte, not GigaBit. The stickers are, of course, for internal use only!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:57 16

2. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i sure hope the GSIV is 3GB of RAM, would be awesome :D

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:25 21

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


4GB of RAM will happen before you see 3.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:26 12

13. stole38 (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Yea , because you need 3 GB of RAM so flipping much , how stupid can you be ? Bigger is not always better , this is not a workstation !!! It's a goddamn PHONE !

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:48 25

17. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


For now. Phones will be workstation-like in the next few years. No need to get mad about technology moving forward.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:57 12

22. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Dude, chill, he was just making a point, no need to get all snippy.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:02 7

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Workstations typically are equipped with 8+ GB of RAM nowadays (16 GB is probably minimum acceptable configuration for workstations now). The GS III in the U.S. is shipping with 2 GB. Depending on how memory-hungry Key Lime Pie is, the GS IV may ship with 4 GB of RAM.

Anyone who doesn't understand that smartphones are really nothing more than handheld computers combined with a wireless network and telephone, needs to re-think their understanding.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:59 3

34. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Honestly doesn't make sense, why would Google make the Galaxy Nexus with 1GB of RAM and make Key Lime Prime resource hungry??

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 21:54

61. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


To get you to trade in your GN for the new model?

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 13:20 4

37. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 May 2012)


you are right who need 3 GB of ram in his phone? for my opinion, all we need right now is improving all type of OS and improving the network coverage and not forgetting low call's charge

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:57 1

3. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


no acceptable.........i button is compulsory...wat happens if ur device hangs that button will be help full....added to this its not about dual cores or quad cores or 3 GB rams...its about overall performance!!
nd

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:08 1

26. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


JellyBean's Project Butter prevents lags/crashes anyway.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 13:16

36. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


there can be at times

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:04 2

6. antmiu2 (Posts: 325; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


NO, sgs4 wil have 2GB, quad core + LTE

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:52 8

31. NAHEK (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


That's SGS3..

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 02:55

67. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Your probably talking about the Gnote 2 ;)

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:10

7. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


SG4 will be 3gb to 4gb Note 3 will be 4gb. SGS3 has LTE and quad in South Korea and probobly release here as a sgs3 + or something

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 13:05

35. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Dual Core A15 (run circles around the Quad Core A9 Exynos) would be fantastic with 2GB of RAM, what are you gonna be running with 3GB of RAM anyway, I can't max out 1GB on my S2, but 3???

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 17:54

56. angelesmec (unregistered)


A15 would be awesome..your right even on my Galaxy S Advance with 768 mb ram with 555 mb user available I can't max out. Still 1 gb minimum for a midrange phone like mine would be great..a healthy margin..

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:45

68. tedkord (Posts: 12307; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The reason you can't max out out is Android 's built in task manager, which closes background and long dormant apps. But less ram still means less you can do at the same time, if that matters to you.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 20:26

58. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


samsungs not apple they don't make + or half way upgrades

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:13 5

8. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


3GB of RAM is really not necessary next... 2GB will do for today's apps and phones.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:23 2

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I agree. 3GB of RAM will not be necessary for next year's high-end phones. I can't speak for 2014 though...

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:19 2

9. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Lets get Jellybean on most of the devices before 2012 ends first.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:55 5

21. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Hell, ICS on most devices would be an improvement.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:46 1

69. tedkord (Posts: 12307; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Over iOS 6, yes.

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