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12GB of RAM on the Samsung Galaxy S10? Not so fast

There’s an interesting new story out on the internet today about the Galaxy S10. Apparently, Samsung has a Galaxy S10 variant (the 5G-enabled model) with a whopping 12GB of RAM onboard. Before anyone gets excited, we felt we should point out that this isn’t an actual specs leak. The leak that many are basing this on is just a screenshot from an analyst report about how smartphone RAM options have risen steadily in 2018 and how they might continue to increase next year as well. Basically, it’s an analyst predicting what could happen, not a proper leak.

A Galaxy S10 with 12GB RAM is a pipe dream

Galaxy S10 RAM options could go as high as 12GB, but they won't

Samsung could put 12GB RAM on the Galaxy S10, but it won’t. We just got to 8GB of RAM on Galaxy phones with the Galaxy Note 9, after all. While the Galaxy S10 will be special as the tenth-anniversary Galaxy S flagship, we really don’t think such a major RAM upgrade will be one of the highlights. 8GB of RAM is likely to be where the Galaxy S10 specs will max out. Chinese OEMs have already announced phones with 10GB of RAM, but there’s no way Samsung will be able to offer so much RAM without a notable increase in price.

Don’t forget: The Galaxy S10 may come with Samsung’s new all-screen display with features like in-display fingerprint sensor and possibly even an under-display camera, so it could already be quite costly compared to previous Galaxy S flagships. 12GB of RAM, in short, sounds too good to be true. And it would be quite useless as well. Samsung’s software isn’t the most optimized, but there’s no reason to have so much RAM on even the most bloated of phones other than as a marketing gimmick.

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rlhutson
rlhutson

12GB of RAM is a pipe dream eh? lol. You’re so smart

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Lol nobody needs this, my S7 Edge work perfectly with 4gigs, and I have Razer phone with 8gb they are almost the same in everyday usage

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

12gb will make it future proof but they should just make the 8gb ram standard with the 2 top tier models.

If I m going to spend 1000 on a phone then at least make the specs to range! 5.8 screen, ups, fod, triple camera, 8gb ram, 128gb internal memory, dual speakers, 140mm tall 6.8mm wide and 7.9 mm thick

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

They should remove this X in the name. It’s not Apple

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

No one need that much ram…

GS7edge
GS7edge

10 GB RAM is already unnecessary and 12 GB is a joke. Nobody will multitask PUBG and Fortnite in a phone.

Biransahin
Biransahin

12gb of ram is unnecessary. In fact, our firm has eight Note9 devices and 2 of them are the 8gb versions. In all honesty even 8gb is not necessary as far as the Note9 is concerned so I can’t see even 8gb being needed on S10. They might do it for marketing purposes though. We got the two 8gb Notes not for the ram but only for storage. 8gb isn’t making the phone any faster.

arrykam
arrykam

Don’t forget it will be 5G enabled so most welcome move by samsung.

Biransahin
Biransahin

True!

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

12GB seems like a stretch but 4GB is too little for 2018 and it will be for 2019.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Hope they don’t give 4gb ram as the base for any models