Yup the Snapdragon 820 hasn’t appeared in a phone yet, but that isn’t stopping rumour about the Snapdragon 830 and its insane RAM support.
Take this news with a pinch of salt, but sources in China have already started to discuss the possible specs of the Snapdragon 830 processor, codename MSM8998, and its the fact it will be able to support 8GB RAM!
This year we have seen phones launch with up to 4GB RAM, and 3GB RAM is the norm, but at the end of 2016 we could see phones released with as much as 8GB RAM. Apparently the Snapdragon 830 will be build around a 10nm manufacturing process which will improve efficiency and speed.
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So 8GB RAM, do you really need it? In a word no, well at least not today and not for the near future. There are phones on the market today that run just fine on 2-3GB RAM, and even 4GB is seen as excessive to some users. 8GB RAM sounds great on paper and is sure to earn you bragging rights but its not necessary, yet.