Oppo Find X2 gets virtual RAM expansion with new update
The Oppo Find X2 launched last year is receiving a new software update which comes with the June 2021 Android security patch and a new feature called RAM expansion.
As evident from the name, RAM expansion lets you expand the smartphone's RAM - albeit virtually - by using the phone's internal storage.
On the Find X2, you can choose to expand up to 3GB, 5GB, or 7GB of RAM virtually by heading to your phone's Settings > About phone > RAM menu. The new settings will take effect after you restart your device.
The concept of virtual RAM isn't new, though, and Oppo isn't the first smartphone brand under the BBK umbrella to adopt it. vivo and iQOO did it first, and Realme followed with the Narzo 30 5G.
However, vivo and iQOO phones don't let you select the amount of virtual RAM on their smartphones, but you can do it on Realme's Narzo 30 5G by navigating to the Settings > About phone > RAM menu. Oddly enough, the Realme 8 5G, which is what the Narzo 30 5G is based on, doesn't have this feature out of the box.
Circling back to the Find X2, the firmware that brings the June 2021 patch and RAM expansion to this Snapdragon 865-powered smartphone has version number CPH2023_11.C.68, requires a download of 812MB, and is currently seeding in India.
While we can't confirm if the Find X2 Pro is also receiving a similar update in India, Oppo recently announced that the RAM expansion feature will arrive as RAM+ on the Reno5 series, A74, and A94 with the June 2021 security update in the Middle East and Africa, and we also expect units in other regions to get it soon.
I used a VPN and switch to Netherlands location and could get all updates up to July 2021. In my country there were no updates at all!
- 26 Jul 2021
Use a VPN to change region. I had to switch to Netherlands and then I got all the updates that has been issued and I had never received on my country.
- 26 Jul 2021
Received this update on my Find X2 in India but there is a bug where when RAM expansion is enabled, Prime Video does not play videos in HD and DRM info apps do not respond. Disabling the expansion option fixes the issue.
- 20 Jul 2021