The past couple of years has seen a massive increase in smartphone RAM. There are still plenty of phones that still rock a paltry 4GB, but they're getting less and and less common as more people decide they want all the advantages of 6, or even 8GB. Soon, though, they might have the choice of more, because it looks like Oppo will be launching the first phone that squeezes 10GB inside.
The Find X has popped up thanks to listings from Chinese regulator TENNA, brought to the attention of the world by serial leaker Ice Universe and later confirmed by GizChina. Originally the phone was only supposed to have 8GB of RAM with either 128GB of 256GB of storage, but now a 10GB, 256GB model has revealed itself. That said, aside from the increase in system memory the specs are said to remain the same as the 8GB variant.
OPPO Find X adds a 10GB RAM version, which will be the world's first 10GB RAM Smartphone. pic.twitter.com/ULdntw6X95
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) September 27, 2018
Other specs include a 6.42-inch AMOLED screen with 2340 x 1080 resolution (just over regular FHD+) and no bezels. The front camera and 3D sensors are hidden behind the screen, and reveal themselves thanks to a motorised sliding mechanism. There's also a 25MP front camera, 16MP and 20MP dual rear camera system, a 3,730 mAh battery, fast charging support, and disappointingly runs on Android Oreo.
The Find X isn't the first phone to pop up with 10GB of RAM, with since the Vivo Xplay 7 and ASUS ROG were rumoured to have that much memory. But those phones never arrived, and from the sounds of things never will, leaving Oppo to pop in and steal the First 10GB crown. The phone is believed to cost ¥4999 (£523) for the 6GB/128GB model, ¥5999 (£663) for 256GB, and ¥7999 (£884) for 10GB of RAM. The release date is still be be announced. [GizmoChina via The Verge]