The amount of RAM in a phone can determine how well it can multitask and how many apps it can have in the background at once before apps must be closed down by the system.
Whilst smartphone processors have evolved to have higher clock rates year after year and smartphone manufacturers are very competitive with including the best CPU possible, it usually takes a lot longer for manufacturers to up their RAM game.
We expect that the Galaxy lineup is due for a RAM upgrade and this should mean the Galaxy S9 could come equipped with 6GB of high speed RAM. With 6GB available, the Galaxy S9 will be able to use multitasking tools like multi-window much easier and the amount of open apps at one time will be almost double that of the Galaxy S7.
The Galaxy S9 RAM will also be faster than RAM in previous Galaxy handsets and this will mean apps will load up faster and data will be saved to the internal storage quicker. In most everyday scenarios, it may not be very easy to see how much faster the high speed RAM will make operating the Galaxy S9, but you’ll certainly see far fewer issues with performance and general slowdown.
It’s important to note that the information provided in this article is, at this point, only speculation. It could be possible that the Galaxy S9 is equipped with 4GB, or maybe even 8GB of RAM, but using 6GB of RAM as a general guideline is very fair. Hopefully we will be able to update you with more information as soon as information is leaked to us. Alternatively, the Samsung Galaxy S9 unveil event in early March 2018 should reveal all.
Do you think 6GB of RAM will be enough for a 2018 smartphone? On the other hand, is 6GB of RAM too much?