Huawei Exec Tries to Slow RAM Arms Race

PaulRubens - March 8, 2017 - 02:57 AM

 Huawei Exec Tries to Slow RAM Arms Race

Smartphones with more than 4 GB of RAM may be a waste of money, according to the Chinese phone maker.

(CCM) — Huawei has poured cold water on the idea that smartphones need to be equipped with large vast amounts of RAM, despite the widely held belief that, when it comes to memory, more is always better, according to a Tech Times report. Talking on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, Huawei executive Lao Shi said that smartphone makers should be working to optimize the smartphone's software to make it as efficient as possible rather than filling valuable internal space with memory and jacking up the bill of materials. He pointed out that the iPhone works very well with just 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM.



Huawei launched its Huawei P10 and P10 Plus devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 17 last month, and both are equipped with 4 GB of RAM. But manufacturers such as Vivo and OnePlus have recently launched smartphones with 6 GB of RAM, and Shi warned that there is a danger of manufacturers being drawn into a RAM "arms race" by producing handsets with more and more RAM in order to attract consumers who then have to pay higher prices. He concluded that 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage is a better configuration than 6 GB of RAM and just 64 GB of storage for most users.

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