It is nearly comical how a lot RAM some Android gadgets have at this level. The Asus Zenfone 6 Version 30, Xiaomi Black Share 2 Professional, and Redmi Okay20 Professional Premium Version all have 12GB of RAM, and now Samsung is becoming a member of the you-can-never-have-too-much-memory membership.

All variants of the Galaxy S20 can have a minimum of 12GB of RAM, as confirmed throughout this week’s Unpacked occasion. As rumors beforehand recommended, the top-of-the-line Galaxy S20 Extremely 5G will go additional than that, coming outfitted with 16GB of RAM. There’s a lot room for actions.

Whereas there seemingly will not be many noticeable benefits to having 12GB+ of reminiscence in comparison with the standard 6-8GB present in most flagship smartphones, it does make the S20 sequence extraordinarily future-proof. It might be good to see Samsung work with app builders to make good use of the additional headroom — maybe internet browsers may depart a couple of background tabs in reminiscence as an alternative of forcing you to reload them after some time — but it surely’s not clear if that can occur.

This transfer additionally units up the Pixel 5 for a similar state of affairs that final yr’s Pixel four discovered itself in. The Pixel four had 6GB RAM, whereas most of its flagship rivals shipped with 8GB. Once more, this does not make an enormous distinction in day-to-day use, however the least Google can do if it needs to cost $1,000 for a smartphone is to maintain up with its rivals.