TrendForce published on Wednesday its predictions that smartphones will have 3.2 GB RAM on average by the end of 2017. This is an increase by 33.4% over 2016's 2.4 GB average memory capacity. The analysts also predicted that the 10th anniversary iPhone, also known as iPhone 8, will have no more than 3 GB RAM and fans of the Apple smartphone shouldn't expect a 4GB RAM device before 2018.
TrendForce expects the 5.8” AMOLED iPhone and the 5.5” LCD iPhone to have 3 GB RAM, while a smaller 4.7” LCD model to stay with 2 GB RAM.
On the other hand, Android makers increased the RAM mainly because of consumer demand. The growth of average memory content has been higher than tablets and computers because the “the operating system [...] becomes sluggish after a period of usage,” said analyst Avril Wu.
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