The Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM is now a unicorn, even for early adopters

As you may know from previous publications of ours, a beastly Galaxy S8+ model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage exists, but is exclusive to South Korea and, later on, the Chinese market. During the preorder period in Korea, it went out of stock for five days, despite the hefty price, equivalent to about $1020. The initial batch of 150,000 units apparently wasn’t enough to meet demand for the souped-up version, and now additional reporting says that even that set is facing early supply bottlenecks.

As if to provide a tangible proof, those who …


Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 specs leak touts Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM

The Xiaomi Mi MIX was one of last year’s great surprises, and its welcome reception demonstrated the tech world’s keen interest in (almost) edge-to-edge design. Naturally, there’s been quite a bit of speculation as to what the device’s successor may include, with a recent rumor suggesting the so-called Mi MIX 2 could offer an even more impressive screen-to-body ratio than the first iteration. Now, a rather premature GearBest listing suggests the next-gen model could arrive with up to 8 gigs of RAM. 

Of course, this information is not confirmed, …

Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …

Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official; phone will be released on April 28th with SD-835 and 6GB of RAM

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official. Introduced by Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun this morning, the eagerly awaited handset features a 5.15-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood with an octa-core 2.45 GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. The handset will come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of native storage. A 3350mAh battery is charged with keeping the lights on. Because the Snapdragon 835 SoC is 25% more efficient than the Snapdragon 820, the Mi 6 should provide users with outstanding battery life.

The dual rear camera setup in back …

Huawei is skimping out on the P10's storage and RAM, benchmarks suggest

Have you been feeling lucky lately? Perhaps you found some money on the sidewalk, or maybe won yourself a little something from a scratch-off ticket – and now you want to take that high a bit further by betting that money on something. While we most certainly don’t condone gambling, here’s an idea how you can make things a bit more interesting: go buy a Huawei P10.

Why, you might ask, would this be gambling? Well, according to reports, it seems Huawei has been tinkering with its latest flagship’s internals – and not in a good way, either. As …

Xiaomi Mi 6 to carry dual-camera set-up on back and feature 6GB of RAM?

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is about to be unveiled this coming Wednesday, and all of the signs point toward the device coming to market with 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB of the sweet stuff. For example, on the recent Geekbench test we told you about last week, the Xiaomi Mi 6 was indeed equipped with 6GB of RAM. In addition, a recent video teaser from Xiaomi has confirmed the upgrades for the phone.

The Mi 6 will offer three upgrades from the company’s previous flagship model, the Xiaomi Mi 5. One is the replacement of a single camera system on the back of the phone with a dual-camera setup. The …

This guy got his Nexus 5X upgraded to 4GB RAM like it was nothing

Here’s a wild story from the bowels of the XDA Board, where humble everyday men turn to kernel-swapping, CPU overclocking, ROM flashing maniacs at night. User Cathair2096 allegedly bought a Nexus 5X in Hong Kong, and like many disgruntled owners, he caught the dreaded bootloop bug just as his warranty expired.

Instead of getting a cheap Chinese flagship, he sent that Nexus to a repairman for reanimation. Said repairman straight up offered to stick an additional 2GB of RAM as he worked on replacing the system chip, and the rest is history.

The screenshots …

Xiaomi Mi 6, with 6GB of RAM, tops the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on benchmark test

Benchmark tests are a way for smartphone fans to get an unbiased rating (in theory, anyway) on certain handsets, allowing for comparisons between different units. And since numbers don’t lie, it is supposed to be a more scientific way to make sure that the new phone you spent so much money on is really as powerful as you were told it is. Well, the problem with that statement is that some benchmark numbers do lie. Several manufacturers have been known to overclock the CPU when a benchmark test is recognized.

Tonight, the Geekbench benchmark test results for the Xiaomi Mi 6 were discovered. …

All three new iPhones to have 3GB RAM, deluxe iPhone to come with "two packs of batteries", according to analyst

The three new iPhones that Apple is set to unveil in 2017 will likely come with 3GB of RAM, according to Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri.
Arcuri published a research note in late March, outlining his prognosis for several key hardware areas of the new Apple flagships. These conclusions are based on his examinations of Cupertino’s supply chain, and an excerpt from the note can be found below, courtesy of MacRumors:

In terms of memory/storage configuration, all three models will likely adopt 3GB RAM; the 4.7”/5.5” …

Latest rumored OnePlus 5 specs include 8GB of RAM

Because the number 4 in Chinese is considered bad luck (it looks like the Chinese word for death), OnePlus is expected to go from the OnePlus 3T to the OnePlus 5. According to a report out of China, the OnePlus 5 is going to continue the manufacturer’s use of high end specs. Just like the OnePlus 3 was one of the first handsets to sport 6GB of RAM, the newest speculation has the OnePlus 5 employing 8GB of Random Access Memory. To put that in perspective, that is twice the amount found in today’s flagship models.

The Snapdragon 835 chipset will power the new unit, which means that it will …