The world's first 10GB of RAM phone may not be coming after all

The world's first 10GB of RAM phone may not be coming after all
Currently, 8GB is the most amount of RAM that can be found within a smartphone, putting the relatively small devices on par with certain laptops. But recently, a new variant of the Oppo Find X with a whopping 10GB of RAM was certified in China.

This certification suggested Oppo’s device would become the first commercially available smartphone to ship with 10GB of RAM. However, according to reliable tipster Ice Universe, the new model, which was also set to include 256GB of internal storage, will not be released.

Presently, it remains unclear why Oppo has gone to the effort of certifying the device in China considering it has no plans to release it. But perhaps the company realized that there wasn’t sufficient demand for such a model and ultimately chose to cancel the release just before its announcement. Regardless, the usefulness of such a device remains unclear. After all, many consumers already consider 8GB of RAM to be excessive, so the performance gains on a 10GB of RAM smartphone are presumably only minimal. 

Even though Oppo will not be releasing its device, the fact that it took the time to develop one would suggest that 10GB of RAM smartphones will certainly become a thing in the future. However, it seems Oppo won’t be the first to take the leap.

source: Ice Universe

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Find X
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 25 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3730 mAh

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12 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3049; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"The world's first 10GB of RAM phone may not be coming after all" Of course it will come, but maybe not from OPPO, and not anytime soon.

2. joshuaswingle

Posts: 354; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

That's basically what I said in the article

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 578; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

"Even though Oppo will not be releasing its device, the fact that it took the time to develop one would suggest that 10GB of RAM smartphones will certainly become a thing in the future. However, it seems Oppo won’t be the first to take the leap." Try reading the entire article before you comment.

3. Wazupmrg

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

That 8GB RAM is from Samsung, but if course they wouldn't acknowledge that. Plus if you multi task and play every increasing complex games, you DO need the RAM.

4. scarface21173

Posts: 584; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Maybe the oneplus 7 will put 10 maybe 12GB RAM in there phone. i think it was them who done the first phone wth 6.

6. warrenellis93

Posts: 523; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Joshua, you keep dishing out fake news, this is the 2nd story youve walked back in a few days, vet your sources, probably dont publish the next tip you get from that source, your credibility is at stake

9. joshuaswingle

Posts: 354; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Not to be rude, but I didn't even write the original article about the 10GB of RAM device. So I have not "walked back" on anything. And that original story was based on an OFFICIAL certification listing anyway. The sources I use are accurate. And if there are ever updates, I am naturally going to write a follow-up piece. Plans change.

12. warrenellis93

Posts: 523; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

So he wasnt even man enough to correct his own article

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2030; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It won’t make the phone run faster...Android still has issues with ram management regardless of how much ram you place in an Android phone...

8. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

10gb on a phone? what are you running? Autocad Revit?

10. markusinfinite

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

As a regular non-gaming user, I cannot even fully using 4gb of ram. I think gaming might take up to 8gb or more (in the future)

11. MoonlitTear

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 09, 2008

I agree. Except. Apps. The more phones coming out with 64/128/256 GB of storage. The more apps users are putting on their phones and not deleting them because they have the room. The issue is more and more of these apps are doing background tasks and it's getting more and more tiresome and in some cases difficult to stop them. Just the other day, I found ESPN running. Two hours after I restarted my phone and only had opened Textra and Facebook. Wtf is it doing!? I don't know, but there goes a fraction of my RAM. And that is why 6GB of RAM is so appealing these days. Even someone like me who really pays attention to my phone and what it's doing was losing RAM from an app I actually want. Tomorrow it'll be Starbucks, Progressive, Bank Of America, PicsArt, Wikipedia, ESPN, Imgur.. all doing little things in the background to make the app "better" all the while taking bits of RAM away from the USER without even knowing.

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