For a while, the chipset was the race and smartphone companies were pitting against each other for the fastest chipset out there (it still exists). This was the time when single-core processors were beaten by dual-core and then quad and now octa. Then came the race for better displays—with different sizes (4 – 6 inch) and types (LCD/AMOLED), they then focussed on resolution (up to 4K now). Then came the battery race where newer smartphones are featuring batteries larger than 5000mAh to offer consumers a marathon battery life. And now, it looks like it is the memory space where the title record needs to be broken.
LeEco is one of the latest Chinese smartphone manufacturers that entered India. They are competing in the market with rivals such as Xiaomi, Honor, Meizu and OnePlus when it comes to powerful high-end and premium handsets at an affordable price. The recent launch of the Le Max 2 also saw a mid-ranged smartphone sporting a whopping 6GB of RAM and the next entrant into the 6GB RAM segment is the OnePlus 3.
But now, it looks like 6GB RAM is not sufficient enough—thanks to the Android mobile operating system that is getting ever demanding and pushing smartphone companies to the limit. Same was the case for desktop computers where the operating system was demanding more RAM for better speeds. Similarly, Android becoming a memory hungry operating system and with bloating sizes of new apps and games, more RAM is what a consumer will keep needing. To take this further, LeEco has now been rumoured to be working on a smartphone that will feature a whopping 8GB of RAM.
A suggested leak from GizChina says that LeEco is building a smarpthone with 8GB of RAM and the device will be powered using Snapdragon’s 821 or 823 chipset. The phone is also rumoured to sport a 25MP camera. The approx price for the phone would be low and priced for around Rs 31,000, according to the leak.
Though the rumour is presently not confirmed by LeEco, we can only speculate that the day with an 8GB RAM-enabled smartphone will surely be here soon, and as early as 2016 itself. Does this mean that Android’s N will demand more RAM? Well it seems like it....