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posted by martyb on Tuesday December 18 2018, @05:19PM   Printer-friendly
from the ram-race dept.

Lenovo built a slider phone with 12GB of RAM

While Lenovo continues to push the Motorola brand in the West, it's also been busy doing its own thing back in China. Just last month, the company brought us the Z5 Pro all-screen slider phone which, to our surprise, packed mid-tier specs to woo the budget-conscious consumers. That's all well and good, but surely such a special form factor deserves the best specs available, right? This is where the new Z5 Pro GT comes in.

Announced at the Beijing event today, this new Android phone comes loaded with up to 12GB of RAM -- a new record for smartphones -- along with up to 512GB of storage. It's also the second smartphone confirmed to feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 chipset, though unlike OnePlus' yet-to-be-named flagship device, Lenovo's slider won't be packing 5G radio.

[...] Despite being the first 12GB RAM smartphone, the Z5 Pro GT won't be available for pre-order until January 15th next year, ahead of the official launch on the 24th. Prices range from 2,698 yuan or about $390 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version, all the way to 4,398 yuan or about $640 for the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage top model.

You know what's next. 16 GB.

Also at BGR and Wccftech.

Previously: Oppo Likely to Release the First Smartphone With 10 GB of RAM
Xiaomi Announces Smartphones with 10 GB of RAM


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  • (Score: 2) by ikanreed on Tuesday December 18 2018, @05:46PM (4 children)

    by ikanreed (3164) on Tuesday December 18 2018, @05:46PM (#775933) Journal

    Think of all the huge unnecessarily overloaded webpages I can view now.

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Tuesday December 18 2018, @05:54PM (3 children)

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Tuesday December 18 2018, @05:54PM (#775936) Journal

    It's entirely possible to use uBlock, Adblock, etc. on your phone.

    Then you have to figure out what to do with the extra 8+ GB of RAM.

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    • (Score: 2) by ikanreed on Tuesday December 18 2018, @05:59PM

      by ikanreed (3164) on Tuesday December 18 2018, @05:59PM (#775939) Journal

      That's a good point, but I have 30 "legitimate" AJAX calls I need to resolve and store before I can answer you.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by bob_super on Tuesday December 18 2018, @06:14PM (1 child)

      by bob_super (1357) on Tuesday December 18 2018, @06:14PM (#775949)

      Don't forget NoScript.
      Since Apple allowed adblockers, more and more sites have been adding blocking detectors ... which mostly seem to be client-side scripts.

      Every time I open the same link as someone else at work, it reminds me why I go through the inconvenience of NoScript...

      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday December 18 2018, @07:23PM

        by DannyB (5839) on Tuesday December 18 2018, @07:23PM (#775984) Journal

        uMatrix is good.

        It allows you a finer degree of control than all or nothing.

        Something interfered with this web page loading.

        You're right! Your own scripts on your own website interfered. Goodbye! And blacklist.

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