Some Galaxy S6 variants could have as much as 4GB of RAM
Samsung is looking to deliver a more fluid software experience with the Galaxy S6 having finally listened to our complaints about TouchWiz. One of the ways in which it will do that is with a more streamlined operating system, but sources say the South Korean company is also going to max out the handset’s specifications as well just to be sure.
Last year’s Galaxy S5 shipped with 2GB of RAM, which was pretty much standard for a 2014 flagship. But according to a new report from Korea, Samsung is planning to double that for certain variants of the Galaxy S6.
Some might say 4GB of RAM is just overkill for a smartphone — at least for now — but by providing as much as it can, Samsung isn’t just making its spec sheet look good; it is also ensuring the most fluid user experience available and future-proofing its most popular device.
As we already know, TouchWiz isn’t the most efficient interface you’ll find on Android. A recent report claimed Samsung was looking to change that for the Galaxy S6, with drastic changes that would make the company’s own software as smooth as pure Android on the Nexus 6. But that’s not going to happen overnight.
If TouchWiz is still bloated and inefficient, then, at least 4GB of RAM will minimize crashes and the occasional stutter.
We’re also expecting the Galaxy S6 to deliver Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor, a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, and a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. Samsung is also expected to overhaul the handset’s physical design to make it even more appealing — perhaps by adding a fancy glass back.