Report: LG G2 will be the first smartphone with 3GB of RAM, followed by the Note 3

July 3, 2013
The upcoming LG G2 will be the world’s first smartphone featuring 3GB of RAM, reports a Korean publication. Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Note 3, could be next.

SK Hynix RAM memory chip

The LG G2, the successor to the Optimus G2, shapes up to be one beast of a phone. The new Snapdragon 800 version of the Galaxy S4 stole a bit of its limelight by being the world’s first LTE-Advanced device, but LG will still have one “first” to boast about – the world’s first phone with 3GB of RAM.

The LG G2 is rumored to hit South Korea as soon as mid-July, but the device will get its international introduction on August 7, at a New York event.

Competition is hot on the heels of the G2, according to the Korean publication Hankyung. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, expected in late summer, will reportedly also feature 3GB of RAM.

LG was the first manufacturer to deliver a smartphone running 2GB of RAM. A South Korea exclusive, the Optimus LTE 2 was announced in May 2012 as a competitor to the Galaxy S3, which was still running on 1GB.

LG G2: Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM, 5-inch Full HD, 13MP camera

It looks that LG will continue to push the envelope of smartphone specifications with the G2. The device will feature a Snapdragon 800 processor and will offer LTE-Advanced compatibility. We also expect a 5-inch Full HD display and a very slim profile, with a set of leaked slides showing that LG moved the volume rockers on the back of the phone to allow for a thin and almost bezel-less design.

As for the Note 3, we’re still not sure about the size of its display – some rumors say it will have a 5.7-inch display, while others maintain that a 5.99 panel is in the works. Samsung is rumored to be having problems making enough AMOLED displays and to be considering an LCD-equipped Note 3 variant as a result. In terms of specs, we expect the Note 3 to be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, with 3GB of RAM, and a 13MP camera.

What about 4GB of RAM? SK Hynix, one of the leading suppliers of memory chips, recently announced the world’s first “8Gb (Gigabit) LPDDR3 (Low Power DDR3)”. In plain English, this means that manufactuers will soon be able to deliver phones with up to 4GB (Gigabytes) of RAM, by stacking 4 8Gb chips. SK Hynix said that mass production of the new memory should start towards the end of the year, so the first devices with 4GB of RAM are likely to hit in 2014.

Comments

  1. Rockwell mellow says:

    DDR3????

    1. I don’t think so…

      1. Rockwell mellow says:

        But, but but the s4 has it :(

  2. latesttrick says:

    “LG moved the volume rockers on the back of the phone to allow for a thin almost bezel-less design.”

    No, that only means that it is very thin. Bezel-less would be all display on the front of the device.

    1. Looking at the leaked slides, the bezel is very thin.

    2. I did say “almost” bezel-less.

  3. Johnathan Katz says:

    Sounds nice but what about the processor speed?

    1. What about it? Snapdragon 800 runs at 2.3Ghz.

  4. Mochammad Santaka says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong. But aren’t current ARM chip and Android OS are still 32 bit? If they put in 4 GIG of ram, it can’t use all of them for the OS.

    1. 4GB is the limit for 32 bit.

    2. Jusephe says:

      64 bit chips with 16 exabytes of supported memory should come in 2014.

      And yes 32 bit processing supports theoretically up to 4 GB but in real world the usable memory is in 3,5-3,8 GB range.

      1. Mochammad Santaka says:

        That’s what I understand also. 4 GB RAM on a 32 bit system will be a waste because the system won’t be able to use all of it for the OS. But, if a 64 bit Chip is coming next year, that would be exciting. Any word on a 64 bit Android OS?

  5. Marsg says:

    That doesn’t change the fact that its still a LG device lol, poor customer care, non existent updates, I mean you could prob just flash a stock ROM but if anything should go wrong, your left in the middle of a upstream current without a paddle.

  6. luigi says:

    while here I’m still using phone with 768 MB ram.. *sob*

    1. Jaffer Al-Ghazwi says:

      I’m worst than you because I’m still using phone with 278 MB RAM in Galaxy ACE GT-S5830 .. *sob*

      1. radu says:

        me too :D

  7. matt_helm says:

    I still only have 640K! Isn’t that enough for everyone? ;-)

    1. No, but is should be! ;)

  8. kirk ngo says:

    do we really need 3 GB of ram? let alone 4 GB?. That’s a bit too much for a phone. For a desktop and laptop because it makes more sense. It would better off for battery efficiency to out more studying to do than ram.

    1. Athinira says:

      If you run a lot of background services on your phone, more RAM is always great.

      Fot example, one of the things i really like about my new Galaxy S3 LTE (which has 2 gigs of RAM)

    2. Athinira says:

      If you run a lot of background services on your phone, more RAM is always great.

      Fot example, one of the things i really like about my new Galaxy S3 LTE (which has 2 gigs of RAM)

  9. Alan Shearer says:

    How aout the first phone with 32 or 64 GB user space as standard and minimum?
    When will we stop having to worry about internal space, and battery?

  10. Alan Shearer says:

    How aout the first phone with 32 or 64 GB user space as standard and minimum?
    When will we stop having to worry about internal space, and battery?

  11. Sunny says:

    HaHa, you latest phone only good for 3 months!

  12. Kizi says:

    very good. i like it

  13. Mohd Danial says:

    I doubt with lime pie running on s4 it will crush g2

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