10GB RAM to become 'mainstream spec' for Android flagships this year, but not all companies are on board
Oddly enough, this trailblazing 12 gig smartphone came before a 10GB memory count could become standard practice in the mobile industry, as only a handful of companies previously embraced the jump from 8GB RAM.
But according to “industry sources” speaking anonymously with Digitimes, 10GB RAM will be the “mainstream spec for flagship smartphones released by the Android camp this year.” Before you get too excited (or worried about an inevitable price hike in the high-end Android “camp”), it’s important to point out Digitimes doesn’t expect all major smartphone vendors to make the move to 10 gigs of random-access memory by the end of 2019.
Meanwhile, OnePlus, Xiaomi, or Vivo are pretty much guaranteed to make 10 or even 12 gigs of RAM the new normal for their next-gen hero devices. It’s unclear where companies like Huawei or LG stand in this latest spec race, but perhaps this sort of differentiation is what the market needs to get out of its recent funk.
Granted, it doesn’t look like today’s mobile devices can actually benefit from that much memory in ways users can experience or even notice, but AI breakthroughs and the growing number of camera lenses integrated into certain phones are quoted as potentially requiring more and more RAM.