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Why Oppo Wants To Give The World A 10GB RAM Phone?

Oppo Find X with 10GB Of RAM
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Oppo launched the Find X smartphone in July, but it appears the company is not done with it yet. The Oppo Find X was one of the first phones to come with a pop-up camera module, and now it looks like it will be the first phone ever to come with 10GB of RAM.

First ever to get 10GB of RAM?

Oppo will likely launch a new 10GB version of the Find X. A listing for the Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM was spotted on TENAA. The TENAA listing also shows a grey-colored Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM, suggesting it will be a new color. Currently, the Find X is available only in blue and red with 8GB of RAM.

An Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM does not come as a surprise. After the launch of the Find X in July, the Chinese company did hint at its intent of launching an upgraded 10GB variant. Though Oppo gave no information regarding the launch of the Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM, it will likely launch soon, considering the listing on TENAA.

For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 came with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S9 got only 4GB of RAM. The ZenFone AR, which launched last year, was the first phone ever to come with 8GB of RAM.

Now we know the Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM is in the works, it will be interesting to see if it will be the first phone ever to feature this much RAM. Previously, there were rumors that Vivo was working on a new X-series smartphone which would come with 10GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Vivo is rumored to be planning to launch the 10GB phone before the end of the year.

Same specs as original the Find X

Apart from the 10GB of RAM, the other specifications mentioned in the TENAA listing are more or less the same as those of the current Find X. The handset features a 6.42-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340 resolution and the slide-out camera mechanism. The display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 93.8% screen-to-body coverage.

The Oppo Find X features a pop-up camera module with dual-lens rear camera setup, including 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors. The front camera has a 25-megapixel lens. Further, the handset is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC clocked at 2.8 GHz with an Adreno 630 GPU and offers 256GB in built-in storage. It runs on ColorOS 5.1-based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Thanks to the slide-out camera mechanism, the Find X has no notch at the top of the display. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, USB Type-C port, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, GLONASS, BeiDou, and 4G VoLTE.

It is also the first flagship smartphone from the Chinese company to feature 3D facial recognition technology similar to Apple’s Face ID. The standard variant is fitted with a 3,730 mAh battery, while the Super Flash Edition, which features Super VOOC Flash Charge technology, has a smaller 3,400 mAh capacity battery.

The base model of the Find X is priced at ¥4999 ($727), while the 256GB version sells for ¥5999 ($873). The Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM is expected to be priced around ¥7999 ($1,163). Oppo recently launched the Find X in France and other European countries, but the variant with 10GB of RAM appears to be exclusive to the Chinese market for the time being.

Why would anyone want an Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM?

Though the Chinese companies are known to follow Apple design leads, with the Find X, Oppo proved that they now have enough experience to challenge even Apple and Samsung in innovation. The Oppo Find X may have ‘X’ in its name, but it is not at all inspired by the iPhone X. The stylish design and pop-up camera module make it different from the iPhone.

And now, with a 10GB RAM phone, Oppo would want to continue with the momentum that it has gained from the Find X, and be the first to launch a phone with that much RAM. Adding a new feature not only helps to differentiate the phone from other similar handsets in the market, but also set a benchmark for others to follow.

Another reason for launching a 10GB RAM Oppo Find X could be that many Find X reviews claimed the handset performs well overall but does a poor job in RAM management. Oppo may feel adding 2GB of additional RAM will help address the phone’s only shortcoming.

Oppo may have its reason to launch a 10GB phone, but it remains to be seen if the new feature is a good enough reason for the buyers, who helped Find X to become a massive hit. Despite the premium price tag, the Find X set new sales records when it went on sale in July. On one Chinese e-commerce platform, Jingdong Mall, about 10,000 units of the Find X were sold in just 47 seconds. In about 15 minutes of sales, the handset earned over 100 million yuan ($14.98 million), according to wccftech.

Even the super-premium version of the Find X, the Lamborghini Edition, sold out within seconds. The Lamborghini Edition, which was priced at ¥9,999, went on sale last month, and it reportedly sold out within five seconds. The Oppo Find X did well offline also. Buyers were seen lining up outside at some Oppo stores to buy it.

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