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Is there actually a Galaxy Note 9 with 8GB of RAM?

Samsung is currently in the endgame as far as the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 is concerned. Following months of (not-so-many) rumors and leaks, Samsung started teasing Galaxy Note 9 features with a handful of short videos. There’s one for the bigger battery, another for more storage, and one for better performance as well. And the teaser video for better performance couldn’t be more unclear about what it’s actually hinting at. Is it general software optimization, or perhaps the fact that the top-end Galaxy Note 9 will have up to 8GB of RAM?

Galaxy Note 9 may have it all… except for 8GB of RAM

Actually, going by the teaser video, one would think Samsung is advertising faster data speeds. Why else would you turn off automatic updates, disable background data usage, and switch to Wi-Fi if your phone is unable to open a PDF file? Those are clear indications that faster data speeds may be a part of the marketing push. After all, the Galaxy S9 already trumps the iPhone X in LTE speeds, so it wouldn’t be wrong to advertise the Galaxy Note 9 on that front. Even if that isn’t the case, it seems unlikely that a Note 9 with 8GB of RAM exists.

The first piece of evidence (or the lack of thereof) is that we haven’t yet seen a Galaxy Note 9 benchmark with 8 gigs of RAM. Neither have there been any solid rumors that would confirm an 8GB RAM model. Not to mention that bringing 8GB of RAM just a year after 6GB of RAM was introduced on the Note 8 would make little sense. Samsung needs to make sure the Galaxy Note 9 has plenty to offer for those looking to upgrade to a new phone, but it also needs to hold something back for next year. And 8GB of RAM will ultimately look better as a highlight feature on the tenth-anniversary Galaxy S flagship.

If you have been hoping to see Samsung make the shift to 8GB of RAM with the Note 9, you’re likely to be disappointed. Should Samsung actually announce a Galaxy Note 9 with 8GB of RAM (with 512GB of internal storage, as the rumors say), no one is going to complain. But the company said in its earnings report today that the new Note “offers exceptional performance for a reasonable price.” And there probably isn’t going to be anything reasonable about the price of a Galaxy Note with 8GB of RAM.

What do you think?

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santeripe
santeripe

Yes, there is a 512GB internal storage variant, and only that single variant has 8GB of RAM. Leaked Indonesian advertising pamphlets for special deals that you’ll get when you purchase the phone have revealed two storage capacities of 128GB and 512GB, there’s no certainty for 256GB though.

fcaroll
fcaroll

Software optimization? Impossible.

Biransahin
Biransahin

8gb isn’t actually necessary on any smartphone. One day it will be but that’s three years away. 8gb on a phone now is just a gimmick.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

You say that but the OnePlus 6 smokes the s9+ with its 8 GB ram

Biransahin
Biransahin

As already stated 8gb of ram means nothing. Go take a look at the ram management tests on YouTube. The S9 plus keeps more apps open in memory than the cheap Oneplus phone. 8gb doesn’t matter. It’s like trying to put a Porsche engine in a Ford Fiesta. Just doesn’t work.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

What makes you say it’s inferior components? The processor is same as the s9 in USA and it’s 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4X which is same as the galaxy.

It has metal and glass components.

Agree the screen is way off in terms of quality

But this ford fiesta st is smoking the so call 1litre BMW here

cyberfrost
cyberfrost

I think 8 GB RAM is gimmick. 6 GB is more that sufficient on a smartphone. Even if there is an 8 GB option, I will not be interested in it.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Not a gimmick as more is always best. Look at the OnePlus 6 6gm Vs 8gb ram performance. The latter is clear faster

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

You’re forgetting Bixby which is integrated System wide and will likely be eating into the RAM almost always in the chance of being called to do something.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Additionally if you use the full screen resolution they takes up around 1/4 GB ram from my experience on both the s8 and s9.

Sometimes I have to use fhd+ for better performance and smoothness

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

This year is a write off for Samsung. Why introduce more cost to the production line. They are going to follow the s9 approach and reuse 90% of the s9+ and note 8 tech and rebadge as the note 9

Bet same screen tech, same cameras, same ram, 128gb memory, s9 speakers, but same modem Bluetooth etc..

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

£1000 for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is NOT reasonable by 2018 Standards – especially as OnePlus has had 2 phones with 8GB RAM. Seriously misleading if they think they can advertise “no more slow phone” and a top selling feature if the S9 before it is on Par with this device.