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

Speculation about what we can expect from Samsung next year starts with talk that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will stuff 3GB of RAM into the device and a leaked picture shows what appears to be a phone with no hint of a button...
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53. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I also like Samsung Galaxy S III except two things: design and OLED based display. :\ +1 for you.

52. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

any News on the samsung Gallexy B the edge to edge screen phone?

54. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The concept was created by Erica Yusim, and employs the newest craze in smartphone rumors: an edge-to-edge screen with no bezel. Regardless of the functional issues that would need to be sorted out, the rumor mill does seem hell-bent on killing bezels. The concept, dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Note X, features a 6.3" Super AMOLED Plus 1080p display, along with other dreamy specs like a 2GHz quad-core Cortex A15, 3GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera, 3MP front camera, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.0, a 4000 mAh battery, and Android 5.0. This is my next phone... Make it happen Sammy!

55. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

i hope they make it happen im not buying any phone intell this bezel less samsung phone comes out. all this new phones look boring

59. cncrim

Posts: 1583; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

More RAM is walway better than less but let talk about the realistic here. 4GB on smartphone is overkill, if we are compare phone to PC today, most the PC today is only come 3/4GB and it is barely use more than 2GB RAM. Manufacture should redesign the phone and consider RAM can upgradable like PC ...... Phone these day is on the top of phone can offer. Look at the PC it still remain the same for almost 12years, since the Window XP i don't see revolutionary change ....blah...blah ...... So I said we won't see the phone will get a big change for next decade, pretty much spec bump but nothing will be radical(MAYBE BATTERY TECHNOLOGY BEAKTHOUGH, but that's it).

75. jasonhoward

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

You say that now, but I don't believe that to be true. As the more RAM you have available for developers to create more advanced applications for phones. If you keep things the same there is no way for app developers to continue to create newer and exciting things on a mobile device. Plus phones such as the Galaxy Note 2, have a multi-window / app feature so even now phones require more and more RAM. I think it would be a really bad idea to make RAM upgrade-able on a phone considering the very small nature of all the components on the phone. And many consumers don't even know how to upgrade RAM on a laptop let alone a phone. The PC has not stayed the same, as now we can have 128+ GB of RAM instead of Megabytes of RAM! Some servers have even more ... Thus again allowing applications that require enormous amounts of ram to process things... such as 3D apps, CAD applications etc.. There are more breakthroughs in battery tech, it just takes time for R&D

60. cncrim

Posts: 1583; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

REVOLUNARY PRODUCT only come once every 7 years so don't aspect too high from phone manufacture for next couple years. All rumor is same same old stuff, spec and tweak bump here and there.

62. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

What's the point in more RAM? If you haven't noticed the new trend of smart phones but they are all(even the iPhone) are increasing in screen size and functionality. Mobile Gaming is the future and games are getting more and more like current Gen consoles every day. So of course the requirement for more RAM, faster processor, is required. Maybe not for some of you, but the millions and millions of people buying them for the latest and greatest specs can't be more happier. Face it, phones are becoming more like PCs every day.

63. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Ok so let's guess how much will IP6 will be getting? 2.048G? (going by the way apple likes decimal precision as they want everything "PERFECT" at launch)

66. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

What does this article have to do with the iPhone?

76. jasonhoward

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

who cares, people who buy Apple phones are suckers. You are getting basically the same package every year, maybe a little "longer" on the iP5. But no NFC is a really killer in my opinion. NFC is one of the best features in a phone by far. I use it with my wife all the time to transfer stuff back and forth quickly.

64. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

hope they keep the home button on the gs4...don't really like the on screen buttons on my Nexus 7...

77. jasonhoward

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I agree, I know they are trying to cut costs and hardware issues by loosing buttons, but those damn onscreen buttons get in the way.

65. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I see no reason for more than 2gb of ram on a phone. Unless android is more of a resource hog than my pc

70. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Here's the thing - ram is ultra cheap these days (unless it's from Apple), it's better to have more than you need than not enough. So why not 3GB? Though personally, I'd prefer they up the battery.

72. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

still waiting for the flexible screens that were tested at the beginning fo the year.. 3GB of ram?.. not until around 2014
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