In today’s world, mobile phones have become an essential part of our daily lives, and they have to be capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously. One of the critical factors that determine the smooth functioning of a mobile phone is its Random-Access Memory (RAM). It is responsible for temporarily storing data, which the processor needs to access quickly. With the growing demand for more efficient and powerful devices, manufacturers are exploring new technologies to improve the performance of mobile phones. One such technology that has gained a lot of attention in recent years is extended RAM in mobile phones.
Extended RAM is a feature that some mobile phones have that allows them to use the phone’s internal storage as RAM when needed. It is achieved through a process called memory compression or Memory fusion, which compresses the data stored in RAM, allowing the phone to store more data in the same amount of memory. In essence, extended RAM makes use of the phone’s internal storage to supplement its RAM, giving it more space to store data temporarily. This is particularly useful for phones with low RAM capacity as it can help them run more smoothly and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
The process of how extended RAM works is relatively simple. When the processor needs to access data stored in compressed memory, it is uncompressed and moved back into the RAM. This process is done in real-time, so the user does not experience any lag or delay. It is important to note that not all mobile phones support extended RAM. Only a few devices, particularly those from Chinese manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Realme, and Oppo, Infinix, techno among others offer this feature. However, as the demand for more efficient and powerful devices increases, we can expect to see more phones with extended RAM in the future.
The most significant benefit of extended RAM is that it allows phones with low RAM capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. This means that even if you have a low-end phone, you can still run multiple apps, switch between them quickly, and enjoy a smooth user experience. Additionally, extended RAM can also improve the phone’s overall performance. When the processor has access to more memory, it can execute tasks more quickly and efficiently. This can lead to faster app launches, smoother animations, and better overall performance. Another benefit of extended RAM is that it can reduce the amount of data that needs to be swapped in and out of RAM. This can reduce the wear and tear on the phone’s RAM and prolong its lifespan. Additionally, it can also improve battery life as the phone does not need to access the RAM as frequently.
According to Tecno PR Communication and Media manager, Vincent Uzoegbu during the launching of Spark 8c; a bespoke memory fusion Android Phone rolled out in Nigeria recently, “One of our goals at TECNO is to continue to improve the experience of consumers using our smartphones, and the RAM is one important feature that enables this, since it is mostly responsible for seamless transition between apps. The technology behind the Memory Fusion has before now, only been available to high and mid-range smartphones, but now TECNO Spark 8C users can experience this feature and enjoy to the fullest the smooth and immersive experience their device can offer.”
Below are the leading Phones making headline in Nigeria for Memory fusion capability and are readily available here.
Infinix has recently released the NOTE 11 Pro, their latest smartphone model. This phone comes equipped with an innovative new feature called extended RAM technology, which allows users to boost their RAM by 3GB with just a single click, from 8GB to 11GB. This technology provides a game-changing experience for users who need a temporary boost in performance without compromising on their daily battery life. With extended RAM technology, a portion of the ROM will work as RAM when the phone’s RAM is insufficient to ensure a smooth performance. Users can easily access this feature in the phone’s settings under “Storage” -> “MemFusion.”
By enabling extended RAM technology, the number of apps that can run simultaneously on the Infinix NOTE 11 Pro increases from 9 to 20. With the same 20 apps running, the average startup speed of applications can be increased by 60%, resulting in an impressive 300ms startup time. This feature also enables the phone to load games faster and ensures that users can quickly switch between multiple apps without any lag or delay.
To achieve the best user experience, Infinix has incorporated several innovations in their extended RAM technology. Firstly, they have employed a “dual swap partition technology” and “hot and cold pages identification algorithm” in the swapping algorithm. This technology marks hot and cold pages according to their memory page activity level and stores them in different swap partitions to reduce the erasure of storage devices. This innovation reduces the read-back rate and improves the responsiveness of commonly used apps, making them load faster. Secondly, Infinix has integrated an AI prediction algorithm that predicts which background apps will not be used for a while based on users’ patterns and saves them to the extended memory. This feature greatly improves the probability of hot launching apps, saving users time and improving their overall experience.
In addition to extended RAM technology, the Infinix NOTE 11 Pro features an advanced UFS 2.2 flash memory that uses write booster technology. This technology provides faster storage speeds than traditional UFS 2.1, resulting in an 8% increase in random write speed, 35% in random read speed, and 80% in sequential write speed.
In recent years, physical memory in Android phones has increased from 1GB to 8GB, with some flagship phones boasting 10GB or more. However, Infinix has taken a different approach, developing their own extended RAM technology based on increased physical memory. This technology offers users a more stable and smooth multi-application experience through technology upgrades at an affordable price point.
Infinix continues to innovate and provide customers with cutting-edge technology that solves everyday issues. They are committed to ensuring that future devices feature innovative technology that is both convenient and attainable for their customers.
The Tecno Camon 19 Neo and Tecno Camon 19 feature a sleek 6.8-inch FHD+ display with a punch-hole cutout and slim bezels. Both devices are powered by the robust MediaTek Helio G85 chipset and feature 128GB of storage, which can be expanded. The Tecno Camon 19 Neo has 6GB of RAM while the Tecno Camon 19 has a choice of 4GB or 6GB. Both phones have virtual RAM expansion capabilities and come with Android 12-based HiOS custom skin pre-installed.
The Tecno Camon 19 Neo and Tecno Camon 19 have the same connectivity features, including 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data sync. Both phones also have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.
The Tecno Camon 19 Neo has a triple-camera setup on the back, which includes a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a QVGA sensor. The front-facing camera is a 32MP snapper that can be used for selfies and video chats. The phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
On the other hand, the Tecno Camon 19 boasts a 64MP primary sensor and a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. It also has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
Processor: MediaTek Helio G85 with 6 GB RAM
Display: 6.8 inches (17.27 cm)
Rear camera: 64 MP + 2 MP
Front camera: 16 MP
Battery: 5000 mAh
3. SPARK 8C
The Spark series of smartphones are targeted towards people who are looking for affordable mid-range phones that have innovative features, a sleek design, and fit their active lifestyles. The Spark 8C, in particular, is known for its expandable virtual RAM, which is referred to as Memory Fusion by TECNO.
Memory Fusion is a type of virtual expandable memory technology that enables users to increase the RAM size of their TECNO Spark 8C, thereby improving its overall performance. TECNO is one of the leading manufacturers that offer this feature. The Spark 8C has some impressive specifications, including a 6.6-inch HD+ dot notch screen display, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and a 5000 mAh battery.
The Spark 8C comes in four different colors: Turquoise Cyan, Magnet Black, Iris Purple, and Diamond Grey. The phone has a fashionable design that looks great and fits well with any user’s lifestyle. It has a tiny hole-punch front-facing camera and flashlight located at the top of the screen.
One of the most notable features of the Spark 8C is the Memory Fusion technology, which allows for an increased number of active applications running in the background and a shorter load time for frequently and recently used applications. The 3GB + 64GB variant of the Spark 8C allows for up to 3GB of RAM expansion, resulting in a 45% increase in start-up speed for actively running applications.
To activate the Memory Fusion feature on the Spark 8C, users can easily locate and toggle the setting on TECNO’s user-friendly interface and select a preferred expansion capacity. The memory fusion function comes with the v.034 update, which can be downloaded and installed after updating to v.032. The device will typically notify users of available updates, but they can also be manually checked for in the smartphone’s settings.