Samsung introduces Turbo Speed Technology for smartphone RAM performance optimization

Following the new Galaxy J2 Pro's release, Samsung published an intriguing video explaining a technology implemented in its latest invention. Called Turbo Speed Technology (TST), this is a solution for improving critical smartphone performance metrics, such as app load times, multitasking fluidity, and RAM memory utilization efficiency by means of software optimization.

Rather than throw in more processor and memory resources at the problem, Samsung tightened up particular areas with direct impact on the typical daily smartphone usage. First off, its engineers reduced the size and memory footprint of the bundled core apps for telephony, messaging, productivity, and communications. They also allocated them to a dedicated home screen and optimized the RAM management engine to intelligently free up memory on the operating system, kernel, and hardware levels.

The alleged result is that the Galaxy J2 Pro, which comes with 2GB of RAM memory, is capable of loading applications up to 40% faster than a smartphone with double the memory capacity. In a way, the new J-series handset is potentially faster than Samsung's flagship S-series devices! Speaking of which, we assume Samsung will introduce Turbo Speed Technology across its better-known devices, unless there are technological particulars preventing them from doing so.



17. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Soc is still weak for price. For that price, it should have got SD 410 at least.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Frankly, it sounds somewhat like what Apple demoed on stage sometime earlier for Mac OS X; memory compression. Will have to see a comparison to believe the claims of it performing 40% faster than with double the RAM...

15. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Cool sounds similar to the windows 10 anniversary feature of memory compression.

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This is cool. Reaaaaly cool!

12. arjunezdaz

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

I am a big fan of Samsung note series but still with a lot of sarcasm I say finally they have come with some kind of gimmick just before the note 7 the funny guy at their unpacked event will go on and on about this feature!

14. Macready

Posts: 1834; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Up to 40% speed improvement is about as much as a new SoC generation usually brings. So I'd say, if they can live up to the claim, it's much more than a gimmick. Less power needed for the same performance, also means longer battery life for the same performance.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why care about RAM optimization when this phone (J2pro) have s**tty processor? 28nm quad-core cortexA7 + Mali400

10. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Good invention, though this should be applied in all of their phones regardless of specs, and it's also not an excuse to put lesser specs on cheaper phones too.

8. ebilcake

Posts: 1234; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Better to have extra memory in the first place, so will they be using this on the new Note?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I can see One Plus making notes. On a serious note, does anyone know if its a hardware requirement or can be updated to previous phones ?

6. Macready

Posts: 1834; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Looking at the hardware side of the new J series and the presentation above, it seems to be software only. That's good news for most of the recent lineup. *fingers crossed*

1. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

It should've came with a 4GB Ram, in first place. No need for tweaks. There are apps in Playstore which does the same.

2. FluffyBled unregistered

As the video states, those apps don't have system privileges, thus it's a good thing. (And the J2 Pro isn't a flagship!)

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Tweaks from the OEM is better than using some half assed app with no system privillege. FYI more ram doesn't equal faster loading times for apps.

5. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

In other words, Root it. Rom and Kernel. Increase the Ram speed.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

In other words, to buy a smartphone, root and flash a custom ROM/kernel in order to obtain this TST feature, is somehow more convinient (for you), than to just buy a smartphone with the TST functionality already pre-installed!? @Amroze

9. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

You are right. I was just providing other way off this. +1

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not everyone knows how to do that stuff and others just don't feel like it. I hate flashing ROMs TBH I would much rather have everything I need most come from the OEM straight out of the box.

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