Samsung may expand the availability of its virtual RAM capability to more phones

Samsung may expand the availability of its virtual RAM capability to more phones

Tech Highlights:

  • Samsung recently rolled out a new software update for Galaxy A52s 5Gthat comes with RAM Plus feature or simply facilitating virtual RAM. With this, the users of Galaxy A52s 5G will get 4GB of virtual RAM. The device comes with 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants. Now, with the extra 4GB of virtual RAM, you may think that the device will offer 10GB or 12GB of RAM. But that’s not how virtual RAM in mobiles work.

  • Samsung is among major smartphone brands to adopt virtual RAMfor smartphones through a feature called RAM Plus.Now, the concept of virtual RAM is quite popular in PCs but for smartphones it works a bit differently. With other major brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, Realme and OnePlus also considering virtual RAMs in smartphones, we can expect to see this feature in more smartphones launching in 2022.

Virtual RAM is a tech that uses software to make a tiny fraction of the storage memory to support RAM or memory. For starters, the 6GB RAM memory module is way faster than the 128GB storage module. The RAM or memory of the device helps in getting work done but it’s volatile. On the other hand, the purpose of storage is to keep data stored.

So, if a brand is offering 4GB of virtual memory, this doesn’t mean your phone’s actual RAM, which decides how fast apps operate on your phone, has been increased. In fact, with virtual RAM, you cannot expect any major performance improvement at all. On paper, it may sound like you are getting 6GB RAM + 4GB of virtual RAM, which is supposed to make your phone way faster than others. But in reality the purpose of virtual RAM is different. Just to make things clear, a phone with 8GB RAM will be more efficient and fast than a device with 6GB RAM + 4GB of virtual RAM.

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