The OnePlus 3T may very well be the first phone to come equipped with 8GB of RAM


For weeks now, we've been hearing constant rumors about the forthcoming OnePlus 3T. The updated version of the ultra-successful OnePlus 3 is expected to make its official debut on November 15th, and it's shaping up to be a pretty impressive handset. We're heard talks that the device will come equipped with a Snapdragon 821 processor, an all-new 16MP rear camera with an updated sensor, Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and an AMOLED display rather than LCD. While all of that already sounds impressive, the latest rumor suggests that the OnePlus 3T will come equipped with a whopping 8GB of RAM.

The OnePlus 3 that's already available isn't any slouch at all with 6GB of RAM, and while 8GB might seem a bit overkill, you certainly won't find us complaining at all about that large of a RAM count. The latest rumor comes by way of The Verge, and even as I'm typing this right now, I still find it astounding that we could be looking at a smartphone in late 2016 that will ship with 8. GB. Of. RAM.

This report of 8GB of RAM in the 3T has yet to be confirmed by OnePlus, but it's still something exciting to think about nonetheless. The updated handset could feature a price of as much as $479, meaning that it would be the most expensive phone that OnePlus will sell yet. However, if the company is able to deliver on all of the rumors that we're hearing, there's a chance it could be one of the best phones that we will see in 2016.

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14 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So the Oneplus 3 barely uses the 6GB and it was partially disabled at launch but they are giving this 8GB and an unnecessary price boost just for the sake of it? Forget the ram, give it a large battery increase and waterproofing, that would improve the experience 10fold.

2. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"Forget the ram, give it a large battery increase and waterproofing, that would improve the experience 10fold." +100 this. True portability regarding multi day batt life and increased durability still hasn't improved that much and hipsters are celebrating VR/AR (both are batt life vampires btw) when we haven't got the bases covered.

3. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Hyper ram???

4. pupkin

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

I had my 1+3 sold it when my the iPhone 7plus arrived. I really enjoy my One plus 3 best budget Android Phone ever! Now they are Planning to 90$ additional for the "T" model? 6gb ram was enough, what they should consider is water resistant capabilities and stereo speakers. That's it.

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hilarious the OnePlus 3 is considered a budget Android phone even though it's size, resolution, build quality, and internal storage are almost identical to the iPhone 7 Plus... The iPhone is a f**king rip off.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I think @pupkin said "best budget phone" in reference to the budget price range of the OnePlus 3, not to the actual specs of the OnePlus 3! You probaly misunderstood post #4.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Short version: The 1+3 runs Android and takes weeks to get shipped..... Long version: It's screen is crappy pentile Amoled. It runs Android. Battery life is only decent. It runs Android. Has a proprietary quick charge technique for being a "no name" OEM (mainstream lingo). It rubs Android. Camera is pretty average. It runs Android. Software is clean, but updates may be an issue in the future. It runs Android. It's back ordered for many. And did I mention.....IT RUNS f**kING ANDROID?! Value is relative to income and necessity. My income and necessities are probably MUCH different than your own, so I'd appreciate you NOT managing my wallet. I don't want Android on my daily driver phone....too many compromises in app quality and stability for me. So the iPhone is by no means a rip-off for me when compared to this....

13. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I feel the same about ios. Thank God for Google or I never would have purchased a smartphone device.

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1314; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

8 GB of RAM would be beastly. Even full blown Windows 10 on PC doesn't really need more than 8 GB unless you plan on doing heavy video editing.

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

8 GB of RAM is irrelevant and overkill unless *insert manufacturer* implements it and now its innovation.

8. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Next year you'll see 16gb of ram phone haha.

11. scarface21173

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I think we will see phones next year with 8gb ram and the snapdragon 830.

12. KennyKB

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

The One Plus 3 can't even use all of its 6GB RAM.Going to 8GB is pointless. It is the equivalent of putting non-working transistors in 1960s radio just for bragging rights.

14. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Wao they think increasing ram is a sort of advancement in technology. They should either invest in R&D, introduce something new, improve existing specifications, do something new! 8GB ram is of no use in a smartphone in present era...

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