Qualcomm Supposedly Working On New CPU To Increase Smartphone RAM Limit To 8GB
A smartphone with 3/4GB of RAM these days is pretty much the top tier device and given how resource hungry Android OS is, it’s becoming an essential for many users who don’t use a smartphone just for basic social media activity and calls. Starting from 2016 however, even 4GB RAM is rumored to become obsolete as a new Qualcomm CPU is expected to allow up to 8GB of RAM for smartphones and tablets.
There is no doubt that 2016 will definitely be a huge year for the smartphone/tablet industry with so many new CPUs and technologies coming up including Samsung’s extremely powerful Exynos 8890 chipset and the foldable Project Valley smartphone. This new increase in RAM limit should pave the way suitably for further advancements.
According to Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang, Qualcomm is busy working on a new model of their Snapdragon chipset family, Snapdragon 830, and this one will support up to 8GB of RAM. Since big companies like Samsung are somewhat slow to adapt latest CPUs or prefer their own products, companies like Huawei and Oppo will be the ones taking the most benefit from this new CPU as it will allow them to push past the boundaries of today’s RAM thresholds.
“Now Huawei / OPPO / vivo flagship comes with 4GB, and next year will come out with 6GB phone with 8GB you may want to the year after, because the fire-breathing processor Qualcomm Xiaolong 830 seems to support 8GB (code 8998, made burned lifetime ah, 820 not listed),” reads a post on Weibo.