With iPhones 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sporting 2GB of LPDRR4 RAM, it was always speculated if the iPhone 7 family would feature the same amount of RAM as its predecessors, or would they finally receive a RAM upgrade. Well, according to the latest report, the iPhones of tomorrow are going to receive a nice little upgrade; enough to sate your multitasking requirements.
iPhone 7 Could Receive A 3GB LPDDR4 RAM Upgrade – Sources Close To The Matter State That 6GB RAM In Android Phones Will Become A Common Sight
With 6GB RAM being present in a variety of Android smartphones (with OnePlus 3 and ZUK Z2 Pro), such a RAM value is expected to become a common sight in future devices. However, smartphone manufacturers should also be vary that adding this much RAM will increase power consumption and they should increase battery capacities and optimize the UI accordingly.
We obviously don’t need to tell Apple how to optimize its software, but seeing an iPhone 7 with 3GB of RAM will increase that consumption, and rumor has it that the smartphone will come with just a 14 percent increase in battery over an iPhone 6s, bringing the grand total of 1,960mAh.
From a hardware standpoint, the upcoming iPhone 7 models are going to feature an A10 SoC, and from the looks of it, the chipset is powerful, but not as much as we would want it to be, although we have to add that the improved processor design will help to save battery life. LTE modems from two different companies are also expected to be present inside the upcoming phones, along with a 3,100mAh battery upgrade with on-board storage increased to 256GB.
With a new chip developing technology called FoWLP, which stands for fan-out wafer level packaging platform, smartphone OEMs can easily reduce the thickness of their mobile devices since FoWLP does not require a PCB. Additionally, it is able to increase the efficiency of chips by 30 percent and reduce the thickness of smartphones by at least 0.3mm. We bet Apple’s ears must be ringing when they were pitched that smartphone thickness could be using by employing this technology in mobile devices.
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