Xiaomi's upcoming Black Shark 3 5G could be the first phone with 16GB RAM

11 January 2020
When 12GB just isn't enough.

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  • AnonD-754814

NipponFan, 17 Jan 2020Apple uses 1/4 of ram and Sony 1/3 of ram of lagsung and xi... moreWhat are you implying ?

AnonD-754814, 12 Jan 2020Samsung use cheap hardware ! Sony and Apple use better RAM ... moreApple uses 1/4 of ram and Sony 1/3 of ram of lagsung and xiaopoonepluswei devices and have similar if not better performance lol

  • gg

Only lacks boot to a full Linux operating system, Android don't have what it takes

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020Android phones are getting ridiculous. So unoptimized. So r... moreiPhone has many disadvantages too. So OS don't matter you need to buy new phone once every 3 years.

  • Anonymous

Magnaroader, 14 Jan 2020I have barely used the full potential of 6gb ram on a note ... moreWe don't need 16 in PC gaming but I have 32 lol

  • Magnaroader

I have barely used the full potential of 6gb ram on a note 10.
Unless 2020 is the year game devs start pushing mobile gaming to it's potential, like console quality games and not paytoplay messes, I doubt we absolutely need 16 gb ram.
Then again, doesn't hurt to have extra ram on a phone :)

  • Mimah

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020iPhones might be great but people defending apple like they... moreTruth well said

  • Kis2026

Of course its not much more new we have those of 32gb ram and a 1TB in samsung s series

  • Maan Albashir

If this phone will have better cameras it will be amazing.

  • Anonymous

For those that think they always need every single app on their phone open at the same time.

  • Loghi

16gb ddr5 ?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020Android phones are getting ridiculous. So unoptimized. So r... moreiPhones might be great but people defending apple like they own stock or own the company are laughable
Buy whatever you want
At the end of the day you're not benefitting from what they gain

  • AnonD-754814

Universe, 13 Jan 2020I think you should also include Huawei. Specially to Honor ... moreWhat does it mean I should include Huawei too ?

  • AnonD-754814

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020Android phones are getting ridiculous. So unoptimized. So r... moreWhat Samsung did wrong was not making their own OS(as android sucks). They could at leas give it a try(Don't mention Tizen, It was good but too late).
Besides we(consumers) don't deserve a Good OS either.
Windows mobile OS was great. It ran fluently even with 512MB RAM(please don't expect it to run demanding apps) . The OS was well optimized, used to run fluently. May be it's just me. What do you guys think ?
Was windows OS good and we messed up ?

  • Anonymous

Android phones are getting ridiculous. So unoptimized. So resource-hungry. So slow compared to a proper OS like iOS. Poor android fans... Blindly buying subpar devices because they hate the good and proper smart devices from Apple.

  • AnonD-889996

Gusta, 13 Jan 2020So? What's the point of having 16GB of RAM on mobile? App m... moreJust pretend yourself didn’t know about that because you can search it yourself.

  • AnonD-754814

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020At this moment 95% of high end PC games uses 16gb ram at mo... moreAgreed on everything except the megapixel thing. We do need Megapixel. 20-26MP is the right range for photo quality.
Others were well explained. We do not need more than 8gb ram for next 3-5 years.
Anyway 865's max RAM is 16GB(50% is always more than enough). That says everything.

  • Anonymous

s-pen pusher, 13 Jan 2020exactly. this is geared towards gaming so it could use the ... moreThere isnt any game that need more than 4gb to run on mobile .

  • Anonymous

s-pen pusher, 13 Jan 2020exactly. this is geared towards gaming so it could use the ... moreAt this moment 95% of high end PC games uses 16gb ram at most on max settings, even on 4K.

PS4/Pro and Xbox One have 8gb of RAM, Xbox One X 12gb of RAM and have high end games.

Just think about it how terribly unoptimised the mobile gaming market is if we need for all these shitty smartphone games 16gb of RAM IN PHONES then (we don't, but mobile games are an unoptimised mess)

So what is it then? Marketing nothing more, nothing less because even with the most heavy smartphone games out there there is more benefit to a fast GPU and CPU than more RAM, even a 6gb RAM phone can do the job of the SOC had enough power.

More RAM in phones is like the megapixel race, more doesn't mean better and Xiaomi is one of these companies that sells their stuff because "more is better", they know the weakness of their customers.

  • Gusta

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020Nope. Instead let's not have any company offer anything ext... moreI mean increasing RAM too much to make price increase (yes increase because the 8GB RAM variant must be cheaper) is pathetic. No innovation / just gimmicky. They should spend that "money" on other thing to make the phone more interesting. Oh wait, maybe in 2021 there will be Android phone with 32GB of RAM and 2022 will be 64GB of RAM.. ROFL