Well, how’s this for a rumor. A leakster from Weibo is suggesting Samsung is planning to toss 6GB of RAM inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 6. It’s such an absurd number that we won’t blame you for completely disregarding the rumor (Samsung did tease the possibility of 6GB DRAM modules for mobile devices in a recent breakthrough, for what it’s worth).
But let’s talk it out real quick: does a phone even need that much? Well, that depends. Most phones don’t, but let’s be real — this is Samsung. This is the same company whose 3GB of RAM phones from 201 were having issues because their software is incredibly bloated and they couldn’t settle an ongoing memory management issue.
Granted, that issue seems to have been addressed as of their Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware, but the point remains: Samsung phones are memory hungry. That said, they shouldn’t be so hungry that anything more than 4GB of RAM is necessary. The only exception we’d make is if Samsung is planning to do something radically different with their software for the Note lineup, but considering most actual computers don’t need more than 8GB of RAM for heavy-lifting we can’t begin to imagine what Samsung could want to do to need that much.
Here are some other details (which are a lot more believable) from the leakster:
- 5.8-inch 2560 x Super AMOLED display
- 12MP Super OIS camera
- 64GB / 128GB of storage
We wouldn’t put it past Samsung to try and stretch the bar everywhere they can for the Note 6 as it’s something they’ve historically done, but we aren’t so ready to believe they’ll go as crazy as putting 6GB of RAM inside the thing just yet. Let’s wait to see how this story unfolds as the year goes on.