Will we see 3GB of RAM on Samsung's 2013 high-end smartphones?
0. phoneArena 06 Oct 2012, 10:52 posted on
Speculation about what we can expect from Samsung next year starts with talk that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will stuff 3GB of RAM into the device and a leaked picture shows what appears to be a phone with no hint of a button...
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1. Fayeznoor (Posts: 65; 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
5. Fayeznoor (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
this means only 375 mb ram by my calculation
3 "gigabit (Gb)" = 0.375 "gigabyte (GB)"
kind of fake
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.
71. abdane (Posts: 488; 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!
2. abdane (Posts: 488; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
i sure hope the GSIV is 3GB of RAM, would be awesome :D
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
4GB of RAM will happen before you see 3.
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 !
17. Captain_Doug (Posts: 933; 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.
22. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
Dude, chill, he was just making a point, no need to get all snippy.
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.
34. Retro-touch (Posts: 268; 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??
61. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
To get you to trade in your GN for the new model?
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
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!!
26. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
JellyBean's Project Butter prevents lags/crashes anyway.
67. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
Your probably talking about the Gnote 2 ;)
7. ajac09 (Posts: 1435; 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
35. Retro-touch (Posts: 268; 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???
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..
68. tedkord (Posts: 7363; 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.
58. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
samsungs not apple they don't make + or half way upgrades
8. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 498; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
3GB of RAM is really not necessary next... 2GB will do for today's apps and phones.
11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3428; 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...
9. imkyle (Posts: 1051; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Lets get Jellybean on most of the devices before 2012 ends first.
21. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Hell, ICS on most devices would be an improvement.
10. xenonn1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
If we want powerfull aplication/games,we need more ram,and more battery.
19. Captain_Doug (Posts: 933; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Funny how people get offended by more powerful phones. I applaud your foresight.
47. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
actually, we don't need that much of ram.......technically, 1gb ram is more than enough for all the apps and games in the play store, so 2gb is more than enough.......
google optimizes the nexus devices to work good with the os and the nexus devices will have a much better support than the galaxy s series smartphones so the amount of ram on the nexus devices this year will give us an idea of how much ram is required for the next few years
apple ipod touches/iphones/ipads run excellently, flawlessly without huge specs....so the only thing we need from the s4 is a better gpu and a quad core processor with a power saving core because android and the amoled screens drain more battery
the quad core international version of the galaxy s3 doesn't have 2gb ram so a 2gb ram is gonna be a good upgrade
73. Captain_Doug (Posts: 933; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
You can't compare how the ipod runs to android. Android has way more capabilities and so, needs more ram. Can you multitask with an ipod? Nope. 512mb is fine the ipod. On Android, with heavier programs and more running at the same time, you'll need more ram. Maybe not now, but sooner rather than later.
74. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
you can multitask on the ipod touch, with the jailbreak tweaks......infact, the jailbroken idevices can do multitasking in many ways, meego has the best multitasking in the world and you can get such multitasking on any jailbroken idevice.......the ipod touch runs excellently even after adding multitasking capabilities to it via cydia tweaks but it still doesn't need any ram.....its also very power saving and doesn't require bigger battery for many hours of web browsing and gaming...........
multitasking doesn't need much ram....2gb is more than enough, the samsung galaxy s4 won't be supported for more than a year or two while the iphone is supported atleast for 4 years
so, 2gb ram is gonna be enough......you don't need more than 1gb ram on android JB even the other 1gb ram will be for the future......so 2gb is more than enough......ask for better GPU and bigger battery
14. aburgerBuksie (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
I won't say it has 3GB of ram. That looks more like a prototype of a weaker phone, because the screen is small and the overall phone is too thick. I would say it a new phone.
15. jroc74 (Posts: 5536; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Can I try a phone with 2GB first please....lol.
And I agree 3GB might be in the overkill area. Even with something like Webtop or Citrix.....2GB should be enough.
16. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
3GB is gr8
They should instead use a 2GB RAM with higher memory bandwidth.
And a quad core cortex a-15 is a must.
18. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
even true i dont see a point of so much ram none of the apps on moblie ever used that much ram it is totall wastage even on PC only high end games take ram over 1GB, dont see any thing on moblie though even the most heavy app wont need it combined in multitasking
20. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Guys... the SGS3 has 1GB of Ram in most of the world.
I don't think Samsung will be making such a huge jump from 1GB to 3 GB..
24. Ragnarockd (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Yes 1GB for international version and 2 GB for US version with dual core krait.....Anyway 3GB is always welcome.
27. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 416; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Why don't they just develop DDR3 mobile RAM instead of upping the memory?
It's more useful, that extra 1GB won't be used 90% of the time.
29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
There already was some rumors and about DDR3.
57. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 416; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Great, hope it comes into fruition first before that 3GB of RAM.
28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4180; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This is what the next generation Samsung flagships will be:
Samsung Galaxy S IV;
Dual-core Exynos 5 processor at 1.8 GHz
2 GB RAM
13 MP Sony camera
4.9" RGB SA HD+ display (minimal bezel)
3,500 mAh battery
Android 4.2 out of the box
Samsung Galaxy Note III;
Dual-core Exynos 5 processor at 2.0 GHz
3 GB RAM
13 MP Sony camera
5.7" RGB SA HD+ display (overall same size as Note II)
3,800 mAh battery
Android 4.2 with 5.0 update coming soon!
40. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3428; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Why would the next Samsung flagships have dual-core processors when the current ones have quad (yes, I realize the S3 in America is dual, but we all know why that is)? Also, if Samsung puts a 5.7" display in the next Note, there's probably a pretty good chance it will be full HD.
42. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4180; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Because it's the A15 Exynos, that slaps the current quad Exynos around despite being dual core.
Yeah, I know, but FHD on a screen under 8 inches is overkill, that's why I said HD+, just to keep it over the 300 ppi mark. These are just my expectations.
30. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
could they not jus focus on build quality this time around?
33. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
most people using case, why bother with build quality
now we can stab people using phone case
39. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
do you need a case if build quality is good?
45. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
yea i still need it, in case i want to sell it.
49. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
32. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
if next gen SGS using 3gb of ram, we will see true multitasking android
38. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
I want to see more battery efficient technology instead of 3GB RAM stuff. Right now what we need is a breakthrough in battery technology.
43. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
Samsung stop making plastic phones first. everything Samsung does is amazing the only thing i hate is there build quality its cheap. and i'm waiting for an edge to edge phone from samsung like the Galaxy B
44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Samsung stop making plastic phones first."
How much not plastic phones do you know ? :)
46. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
many other there mixed with little plastic but not 100% plastic like all samsung phones they all look really cheap. the build quality its so cheap
48. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I think that "cheapness" problem is not because of the plastic. For example Nokia Lumia 900 has monolithic Polycarbonate body but it doesn't feel cheap or for example HTC One X also use the same plastic but it also doesnt feel cheap.
51. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
i understand you all i want is a phone form samsung that doesnt look cheap . i like everything they do only the build qaulity looks cheap.