Will we see 3GB of RAM on Samsung's 2013 high-end smartphones?

Will we see 3GB of RAM on Samsung's 2013 high-end smartphones?
A leaked photo of a pair of Samsung phone prototypes shows them labeled as having 3GB of RAM. In addition, you might have noticed the lack of buttons on the devices. Of course, this doesn't guarantee that we will see 3GB of RAM or even a buttonless phone in the next generation of devices from the Korean manufacturer, but it is comforting to know that such things are being tested. If implemented next year, we would imagine seeing both features (if lack of something could be considered a feature) debut on the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

The current version of Sammy's flagship model offers 2GB of RAM which is something that is being used on the highest of the high-range models like the LG Optimus G. And the buttonless look is merely the result of years of smartphone evolution. We will probably look back in a few years and laugh at those smartphones sporting 'just' 3GB of RAM and marvel how we got by so well and for so long with such low spec'd models.

source: SamMobile via Android Authority

UPDATE: It should be pointed out that despite the sticker reading Gb, the source says that it does stand for GigaByte, not GigaBit. The stickers are, of course, for internal use only!

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76 Comments

1. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

that wrong. it says Gb not GB. Gb stands for Gigabit, Not GigaByte. so its about internal storage not ram

4. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

yes, but there is the word RAM beside it :P

5. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

this means only 375 mb ram by my calculation 3 "gigabit (Gb)" = 0.375 "gigabyte (GB)" kind of fake

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion we rather see 4GB of RAM than 3GB. And even if we will see 3GB of RAM then I think it should be only at the end of 2013.

71. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

also phonearena answered you ! hahaha: UPDATE: It should be pointed out that despite the sticker reading Gb, the source says that it does stand for GigaByte, not GigaBit. The stickers are, of course, for internal use only!

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i sure hope the GSIV is 3GB of RAM, would be awesome :D

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

4GB of RAM will happen before you see 3.

13. stole38

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Yea , because you need 3 GB of RAM so flipping much , how stupid can you be ? Bigger is not always better , this is not a workstation !!! It's a goddamn PHONE !

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

For now. Phones will be workstation-like in the next few years. No need to get mad about technology moving forward.

22. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Dude, chill, he was just making a point, no need to get all snippy.

23. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Workstations typically are equipped with 8+ GB of RAM nowadays (16 GB is probably minimum acceptable configuration for workstations now). The GS III in the U.S. is shipping with 2 GB. Depending on how memory-hungry Key Lime Pie is, the GS IV may ship with 4 GB of RAM. Anyone who doesn't understand that smartphones are really nothing more than handheld computers combined with a wireless network and telephone, needs to re-think their understanding.

34. Retro-touch unregistered

Honestly doesn't make sense, why would Google make the Galaxy Nexus with 1GB of RAM and make Key Lime Prime resource hungry??

61. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

To get you to trade in your GN for the new model?

37. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

you are right who need 3 GB of ram in his phone? for my opinion, all we need right now is improving all type of OS and improving the network coverage and not forgetting low call's charge

3. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

no acceptable.........i button is compulsory...wat happens if ur device hangs that button will be help full....added to this its not about dual cores or quad cores or 3 GB rams...its about overall performance!! nd

26. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

JellyBean's Project Butter prevents lags/crashes anyway.

36. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

there can be at times

6. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

NO, sgs4 wil have 2GB, quad core + LTE

31. NAHEK

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

That's SGS3..

67. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Your probably talking about the Gnote 2 ;)

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

SG4 will be 3gb to 4gb Note 3 will be 4gb. SGS3 has LTE and quad in South Korea and probobly release here as a sgs3 + or something

35. Retro-touch unregistered

Dual Core A15 (run circles around the Quad Core A9 Exynos) would be fantastic with 2GB of RAM, what are you gonna be running with 3GB of RAM anyway, I can't max out 1GB on my S2, but 3???

56. angelesmec unregistered

A15 would be awesome..your right even on my Galaxy S Advance with 768 mb ram with 555 mb user available I can't max out. Still 1 gb minimum for a midrange phone like mine would be great..a healthy margin..

68. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The reason you can't max out out is Android 's built in task manager, which closes background and long dormant apps. But less ram still means less you can do at the same time, if that matters to you.

58. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

samsungs not apple they don't make + or half way upgrades

8. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

3GB of RAM is really not necessary next... 2GB will do for today's apps and phones.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

I agree. 3GB of RAM will not be necessary for next year's high-end phones. I can't speak for 2014 though...

9. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Lets get Jellybean on most of the devices before 2012 ends first.

21. Hemlocke unregistered

Hell, ICS on most devices would be an improvement.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Over iOS 6, yes.

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