Will this be the first smartphone with 6 GB of RAM?

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something new emerges and blows your mind. Earlier this year, we welcomed the world’s first smartphone with 4 GB of RAM – The Asus Zenfone 2. We were taken back by the specs then. Also earlier in the year, we did a review of the 2 GB RAM version of the same device.

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New reports from Gizchina claim we’ll see a 6 GB RAM phone by the end of this year. The phone in question is the LeTV Le Max 2, and it reportedly packs six 1.5 GB RAM chips from Samsung. As if that wasn’t enough, the phone is claimed to feature a 5.7-inch 2K display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 23 MP rear camera (Sony IMX300 sensor) with 4K recording. The bezels are reportedly extremely thin at just 1.6mm.

Whew! Will there ever be an end to this specs war? There’s no info on pricing yet, but it’s slated to arrive towards the tail end of the year or early 2016. Do you see yourself owning a phone with 6 GB of RAM? Your thoughts.

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15 comments

  1. This already gives this more memory than average laptops. With the cores also reaching Dicto(-10-)Core levels, the prediction the smartphones one day totally replacing laptops and desktops could come to pass ..sooner than we imagine

    Now the.software guys can roll up their sleeves and take serious serious advantage (Google also recently increased the maximum app size on the Google Play Store to 100MB, instead of the former 50MB.. an acknowledgement of increased capacity in smartphones)..

    1. If I can connect my phone to a monitor and it will intelligently switch to a desktop mode for easy accessibility, then developers can start making more Powerful apps.

  2. six 1.5 GB RAM chips would have 9 GB
    6 x 1.5 = 9
    should be four 1.5 GB RAM chips
    4 x 1.5 = 6
    phone’d better have a great battery, 5.7″ 2K screen and all those cores makes for one power hungry device

  3. Is this supposed to be a good thing? All I can see in this specs war are phones that can’t utilise their operating systems and functions properly.

    So I’m assuming with a 2k screen and 4GB RAM you’ll be doing what – filming and editing? Or WhatsApping and watching a few films? Do you really need all that processing power?

    1. You could edit your videos more conveniently and maybe some games would run more smoothly on the device. Plus, doesn’t android even need more RAM to run efficiently? Im guessing this is more efficiency than anyone could bargain for.

      On a side note, It will be very interesting to be able to boast of your phone being more powerful than an average laptop anyway.

    2. I really don’t see the point. It’s almost acknowledging that Android isn’t the most efficient operating system to do all those things with a mere 2GB RAM. I can guarantee that most people owning this phone at best will use it for gaming, but highly unlikely to use it to edit videos. Even then what kind of game exists in the here and now requiring 4GB RAM on a phone?

    1. OEMs seem to be placing form over function. some Chinese OEM (Vivo or Oppo IIRC) had to leave out the 3.5 mm audio jack because they couldn’t fit it into one of their ultra thin phones. thin phones may be nice, but if that thinness translates to a smaller battery, it is silly

  4. we need the ram please. so droid games can get better, at least almost at per with laptop ones, instead of these tot of games we have?

    1. The same game runs fine on iOS and WP, but not on Android? Then the problem isn’t the game but the operating system.

      And if Android requires more RAM than other operating systems to run the same game….

    2. Aren’t we saying the same thing???

      If the problem is the operating system needing more RAM to run smoothly than other OSes…then more RAM should be welcome. Shouldn’t it?

  5. I doubt if its all about the cores. Google need to make android lite and app makers should be compel to fall in line. With less cores demand, quality android phone price would be more affordable

    1. aren’t Android devices (relatively) more affordable than those running more resource efficient OSes?

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