Samsung, Sony and HTC all launching - or expected to launch - new smartphones with 4GB of RAM at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), a major mobile-related trade show, starts March 2.
Asus has already released its first major flagship phone for 2015, featuring 4GB of RAM. Like Asus, Xiaomi recently unveiled the Mi Note Pro with a whooping 4GB of RAM.
It's important to know the tech market has completely changed over the past few months. Smartphones no longer compared to Personal Computers (PCs) any more. Today's smartphones are more powerful than the desktop computer we dreamed off in 2000.
Furthermore, with the introduction of a 64-bit chipset chipsets by Intel and Qualcomm, 4GB of RAM on smartphones will be a norm to sell high-end devices.
Here are 8 new and forthcoming smartphones with 4GB of RAM. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
At this year's CES tech show, Asus unveiled the ZenFone 2 smartphone with a cool 4GB of RAM. Asus has given the ZenFone 2 considerably higher specs than its predecessor, including a Full HD IPS display at 1920 x 1080 pixels, 4GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom processor Z3580, Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI and a large battery life. Asus says the ZenFone 2 will hit the Indian handset market in Q2 2015.
To keep up to competition, China's Xiaomi revealed the Mi Note Pro at an event held in Beijing last week. The Mi Note Pro which will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor. Aside from that, the Chinese firm also announced that the new Mi Note Pro will get a 2K display and a 4GB of RAM. It is set to hit markets in late March and will be priced 3299 yuan.
While the Galaxy S5 was utterly disappointing, Samsung now wishes its Galaxy S6 to succeed in the market. According to reports, the Galaxy S6 will be a premium handset to reckon with. It's being speculated that the phone will be crafted out of metal and glass. Spec wise, we may expect the handset to sport a 5.2-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 810 or Exynos processor, 4GB of RAM, 20MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing shooter and 4G LTE connectivity (Cat.9).
Codenamed "Hima", HTC is reportedly going back to the drawing board for its next big-ticket handset, which is expected to sport an all-new design. The device in question, HTC Hima (M9), will reportedly come with a Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The design retains cues from previous version while incorporating full metallic chassis. While these reports aren't exactly true, they do further corroborate some of the more persistent rumours we've been hearing.
Like HTC, Sony is about to release the successor of the Xperia Z3 at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) tech show. Some media reports claim the Xperia Z3 to sport a QHD screen, while others say the device to come with a Full HD display. Other anticipated features of the handset include a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 20.7MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing shooter, Android 5.0 Lollipop and 4G LTE.
If rumours have anything to go by, Huawei is preparing to release a new high-end beast at MWC 2015. According to rumours, the speculated handset might be the much-awaited Ascend D8. Early reports indicated that the phone could come with a 4GB of RAM and updated 8-core processor under the hood.
A report in the past have claimed that Motorola might announce a smartphone with powerful hardware under the hood. Apparently, the smartphone will look like the Nexus 6. It will come with a 5.9-inch screen, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM and LTE connectivity.
Apart from Galaxy S6, the tech giant from South Korea is expected to introduce the dual-edge version of its upcoming flagship. The advance handset is said to have similar specs as the Galaxy S6, though the design will be different.