iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus tipped to pack 3GB of RAM

There could be a 256GB storage variant of the iPhone 8.

Earlier today we reported that Apple is likely to unveil the iPhone 8 on September 12. Along with the 2017 flagship, the company is expected to launch two more smartphones; iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus tipped to pack 3GB of RAM

Well, we got another notable piece of information via Weibo; the iPhone 8 could be launched in three storage variants. The standard version with 64GB, the mid-range one with 256GB and the highest model is said to pack a whopping internal storage space of 512GB. As for authenticity, we can't guarantee you that. However, the upcoming Apple smartphone is tipped to be the most expensive iPhone ever.

So we are not tossing out the possibility of this rumor coming true. Now let's talk about the amount of RAM on the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Not to disappoint you, but the RAM capacity of these smartphones won't be half as impressive.

Going the claims made by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, both iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus will have 3GB of RAM. While the iPhone 7s will just feature 2GB of RAM.

In a time when 6GB RAM on smartphones is becoming a norm, the lower amount of RAM can be a deal-breaker for many. Also, there is no point of having massive amount native storage, if it is not paired with the right amount of RAM. Having said that, it should be kept in mind that iOS requires a lower amount of RAM for multitasking as compared to Android OS.

Still, on paper, 3GB or 2GB of RAM doesn't sound quite right. On the up side, the analyst has said that DRAM transfer speeds on all three 2017 models will be 10 percent to 15 percent faster than the speed on the iPhone 7. It has been increased for the improvement of AR capabilities.


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