When buying a new smartphone, one of the specs many consumers look for is the amount of RAM the device features. Some newer phone models feature up to 3GB of RAM and Chinese phone manufacturer, ZTE could one up its competitors.
Earlier this year, ZTE announced plans for its upcoming high end Grand S II handset at CES. As G 4 Games reports (March 28), at the time, the Grand S II was to feature 2GB alongside its 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800/801 series CPU. Data from an agency in China that certifies smartphones in a similar manner to the FCC suggests that the Grand S II may feature 4 GB of RAM instead.
This would make the ZTE Grand S II the first smartphone to feature 4GB of RAM when it hits the mobile market. If the data is correct, ZTE will make history and set the bar higher for next generation smartphones.
As G 4 Games points out, 5GB RAM won’t see the light of day until 64-bit mobile CPUs go mainstream. Since 4GB is the max memory for a 32-bit ARM chip, there wouldn’t be any RAM competition for the Grand S II for a long while.
Aside from allegedly boasting double the RAM of its predecessor, the ZTE Grand S II features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot with a max of 32GB, a 13MP back camera and a 2MP front camera. While the camera specs remain identical to the Grand S, the sequel features roughly 70 percent more power with a 3,000 mAh battery on deck.
The suggestion that ZTE could possibly release the first 4GB RAM smartphone comes a few days after the launch of its 6.44-inch Nubia X6 smartphone/tablet. It joins the ranks of other newer model 3GB RAM toting phones such as the Oppo Find 7, Sony Xperia Z2 and LG G Pro 2.
After announcing the device in January, ZTE has yet to confirm the Grand S II’s release date, pricing and availability. According to GSMArena’s unofficial specs rundown, a Spring arrival could be imminent.