Samsung to potentially bring its virtual RAM feature to more phones
Samsung Galaxy A52s, Samsung’s latest mid-range smartphone, got a RAM Plus feature with the latest update that allows users to have more amount of internal memory. It makes 4GB of onboard storage act as virtual memory for Android to store apps and data on. When the smartphone’s RAM runs out of space, the phone automatically shifts less-needed data and files to this RAM Plus memory and allows the user to continue using the smartphone in a smooth manner.
Sammobile reports that the feature made its way to A52s earlier this month, and could be expanded to other Galaxy smartphones as well. The feature was also recently introduced in Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which didn’t ship with the feature out of the box. “The Android 12 and One UI 4.0 beta for the Galaxy S21 lineup doesn’t include RAM Plus, but it could show up in future updates,” says Sammobile.
To check if your Samsung smartphone has the RAM Plus feature, head over to the Settings app → Battery and device care → Memory. There, you’ll see a label under the memory bar if your smartphone has the RAM Plus (extended memory) features and how much space is available.