Did Micron's CEO spill the beans about the amount of RAM inside Xiaomi's new flagship phone?

Did Micron's CEO spill the beans about the amount of RAM inside Xiaomi's new flagship phone?
The latest word on Xiaomi's next flagship model is that the device will be unveiled on January 15th. Sill unknown is whether the device will be the Xiaomi Mi4S or the Xiaomi Mi5. Regardless of which model is unveiled by the red hot smartphone manufacturer, the early money has been betting that 3GB of RAM will be on board.

But Micron Technologies CEO Mark Durcan might have spilled the beans about what we might see from Xiaomi. During Tuesday's Micron conference call, Durcan was quoted as saying "Chinese competitors such as Xiaomi are differentiating with large memory configurations." Since Xiaomi doesn't have any models with a large amount of RAM, this could be a clue, telling us that Xiaomi's next flagship will be jammed with 4GB of RAM.


All eyes will be on Xiaomi as the manufacturer tries to continue the amazing momentum that allowed the company to more than triple smartphone shipments last year. With the manufacturer in expansion mode, a well made, low priced flagship with 4GB of RAM, could be a good model for Xiaomi to mark its arrival in the U.S.

Thanks for the tip JJJ!

source: SeekingAlpha

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16 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll keep my Note 4 over any Xiaomi phone any day.

2. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Can't knock it until you try it.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Customer support, software updates, accessories and the software itself that Samsung provides is bar none.

9. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

Did you really just say that Samsung does software updates well?

14. archit6371

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

May be you never owned a galaxy s or note series smartphone. Though late but samsung provides good software support for these phones. Customer services are good too. Clear your misconceptions.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its ok. I was once like that, especially after there flash sales and I was unsuccessful in getting their phone first attempt. I call them gimmicky to everyone I have known and crack joke about them. Next, flash sales I was prepared so I manage to get one for myself to try. After trying out I know they represent value for money and I also like MIUI as I already use it for some of my older HTC and Samsung phones. My suggestion is get what you want but don't rule them out.

6. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

More like can't knock it 'til they properly sell it. They're just too focused on India and China so most people in other Asian countries just opt not to wait for it. It's harder to get Xiaomi handsets than One Plus.

3. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

No matter what Xiaomi brings to the game, end of the day it is going to be crap. True that Note 4 any day anytime.

10. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Seriously software updates? Samsung, really?

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Motorola is the only manufacturer that's very quick at updating their phones, even the low end one. Samsung good at software updates? Yeah, they're good at updating their high end devices, but what about those cheap Plastickysung low-mid end phones? No updates.

15. archit6371

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Yes samsung does provide updates. Clear your misconceptions. Note 2 is getting lollipop along with all the later released flagships. And in note 2's case samsung is providing updates even after 2 years of it's launch (even after it's promised support period). What else do you want?

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Don't even touch a Xiaomi with a long pole. It's a mess. I saw a few recently that friends got. Absolutely hated the software. That's a type of cheap iOS rip-off.

5. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

That last sentence. So that's why they can't cater much on other Asian countries aside from India and China, they already have their eyes on selling in the US. Now Asus will have a clean Asian slate to start expanding.

7. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

They will NOT be selling in the US. Not when Apple is ready to sue the s**t out of them the minute any of their phones reach US or European waters. And Xiaomi is a Chinese company. And guess what that means, NO Google Play store. Not when the reason they sell high-end phones cheap is to expand their own closed ecosystem.

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I think they have international ROM version which has Google Play Services

16. archit6371

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Well said shahrooz. They have an international rom with google play services. Tziggy14 do your homework.

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