The LG Optimus G2 is already shaping up to be one monster of a phone and should launch with the Snapdragon 800 processor. However it’s also expected to have an edge over its closest competitors by being the first to sport 3Gb of RAM. The extra RAM might not necessarily make it faster, but it will be great for multitasking, especially since Android still seems to leave little free RAM even on phones with 2Gb of RAM.
There’s no clear launch date yet, but the LG Optimus G2 is expected to be officially announced at an August 7 event in New York. It won’t be long until it’s joined by other smartphones with 3Gb of RAM though. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 should also launch with 3Gb of RAM whenever it comes out, and expect it to be followed by a slew of other flagships with 3Gb RAM as well.
Why Does the LG Optimus G2 and Other Upcoming Smartphones Need More RAM?
Current generation flagships typically sport 2Gb of RAM, and even for power users that already seems to be more than enough. Sure, Android doesn’t exactly leave that much free RAM, even on a smartphone that has 2Gb of it, but the whole point of RAM on an Android phone is to be utilized. I imagine if I had a phone like the Optimus G2 that had 3Gb of RAM, there would still only be a few hundred Mb of free RAM since Android would do its best to optimize RAM and use it as much as possible to keep apps running in the background.
For now, I don’t see any need for phones with 3Gb RAM, but apps are quickly becoming more resource-heavy and it shouldn’t be long until there will indeed be a need to have that much RAM. I imagine the Optimus G2 and other 3Gb RAM phones to follow will just have fewer homescreen redraws than their 2Gb counterparts. So do you think shelling out for an extra Gb of RAM will give the user experience a boost?
Source: Android Authority