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posted by chromas on Saturday September 29 2018, @03:05AM   Printer-friendly
from the 640GB-ought-to-be-enough-for-now dept.

OPPO Find X to get 10GB RAM version, spotted at TENAA

There have been rumors of a 10GB RAM smartphone in development for a while now. Vivo's yet unreleased Xplay7 was rumored to come with 10GB RAM and the ASUS ROG Phone was also supposed to come with 10GB of RAM. It appears OPPO will be the first to launch a 10GB RAM phone judging by an updated TENAA listing of the Find X.

The Find X originally comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage but Chinese leaker @UniverseIce shared a photo of an updated listing that shows the Find X will get a new 10GB RAM + 256GB ROM model.

We were able to confirm that the leak is genuine as the full TENAA specs listing for the Find X (PAFM00 model) now has a 10GB RAM variant. The update to the listing was made yesterday. The rest of the specs will remain the same as the other variant.

TENAA is China's phone regulatory body.

Also at The Verge, Engadget, Fossbytes, and BGR.

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Saturday September 29 2018, @04:02AM (4 children)

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Saturday September 29 2018, @04:02AM (#741676) Journal

    Well, if you're not filling your phone up with pirated Blu-rays, I'd imagine that storage would be used for apps and games.

    Think back to the good ol' days of the failed Ubuntu Edge [wikipedia.org] concept phone. That was intended to be a PC replacement, and would have had 128 GB of storage. If you have the capability to use a docked phone as a desktop, you might be able to use all that space.

    On the game front, as lame as playing on such a small screen could be, you could do the same docking thing, or use it with something along the lines of Gear VR for VR games or 360-degree videos.

    You could simply use the phone like you would use a USB flash drive. I typically plug my phone into my laptop to charge it anyway.

    It's not like 256 GB costs so much for the smartphone manufacturer. A 256 GB microSD might cost you around $65 [camelcamelcamel.com].

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 29 2018, @04:12AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 29 2018, @04:12AM (#741685)

    Well, if you're not filling your phone up with pirated Blu-rays, I'd imagine that storage would be used for apps and games.

    Oh goody, apps and games in ROM, so you're stuck with them forever. Permanent, non-bugfix-replaceable, undeletable Facebook and Candy Crush.

    ROM wouldn't do you a lick of good for storing copies of videos. It's read only. It contains stuff that's always present, that you can never delete, ever, without taking a brick to the device. Think Apple forcing U2 on everybody, only the phones come from the factory with the album preloaded and, because it's in ROM, you can never delete it.

    • (Score: 2) by toddestan on Saturday September 29 2018, @06:49PM (1 child)

      by toddestan (4982) on Saturday September 29 2018, @06:49PM (#741872)

      I'm pretty sure when they say "ROM" they really mean "flash".

      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Pino P on Sunday September 30 2018, @12:09AM

        by Pino P (4721) on Sunday September 30 2018, @12:09AM (#741955) Journal

        An Android phone's flash memory often contains gigabytes of (possibly abusive) F2P games and trialware. And the partition they're in is marked as read-only so that they remain available even after a factory reset. If an application gets updated, the user ends up with two copies: the older version in the read-only partition and the newer version downloaded from Google Play in the normal partition.

  • (Score: 2) by EvilSS on Saturday September 29 2018, @04:14AM

    by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 29 2018, @04:14AM (#741686)
    Seems sort of inconvenient to have to store all that on ROM though. I mean you'd have to burn your own ROM chips and install them, or get OPPO to do it at the factory.