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Galaxy S20 4G to have 8GB RAM and a lower price in some markets

The Galaxy S20 4G models are not going to have the same memory configuration as the 5G variants in every country, according to a new tip passed along by @rquandt via Twitter. While the 5G Galaxy S20 variants will come with 12GB of RAM as standard, the 4G variants sold in some markets will be limited to 8GB of RAM.

This might sound like a bad thing at first, but if it’s true, keep in mind that this will be Samsung’s way of lowering the flagship’s entry-level price barrier only in certain markets. In addition, storage configurations will not be affected and every Galaxy S20 variant will feature 128GB of built-in storage as standard, regardless of region and connectivity features.

Galaxy S20 Ultra won’t get the same treatment as it’s exclusively-5G

An 8GB of RAM limit on 4G models might actually be good news for prospective buyers residing in countries where there is no 5G infrastructure yet. It’s been proven that 5G increases a smartphone’s RAM usage, so 8GB should technically be enough for the 4G variants.

In other words, customers in non-5G markets won’t have to pay extra for additional memory that they might not need. Of course, this would apply only to the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+, as the Galaxy S20 Ultra is expected to come in 5G flavor as standard.

In theory, this could bring the base price of the Galaxy S20 4G in some markets all the way down to around $850, from the rumored $999 price. It’s conjecture at this point so keep a pinch of salt nearby, as the price gap between the 8GB and 12GB Galaxy S20 models might be narrower. Nevertheless, some market watchers do expect $850 to be the actual entry-level price of the new flagship series. Of course, nothing is confirmed until Samsung spills the beans but we’ll find out soon enough.

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JSH1973
JSH1973

8gb is plenty 95% of the time anyway, the 16gb for the Ultra is probably overkill even with 5G and the 108mp camera plus the other camera features, it’s just spec sheet selling…. But it will sell…

keepitsimple1
keepitsimple1

all the prices are ridiculous.

dwin89
dwin89

I don’t think people will buy a 4G phone this year. If they will stay in 4G, they will keep their older phone. Still 5G phones are expensive and people will jump to 5G slowly next year.

keepitsimple1
keepitsimple1

agreed. not all on earth has 5g networks and data plans are more expensive

london2tim
london2tim

can they make it more complicated REALLY>>>???

keepitsimple1
keepitsimple1

No. preorder day confusion ends.