We may be very close to the first Samsung phone with 6GB of RAM inside being announced. The Galaxy C9 is rumored as coming soon, and may up the memory count to that of the OnePlus 3. That’s right, even the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and the massive (and a bit explodey) Galaxy Note 7 have 4GB of RAM inside.
Samsung’s C-series of smartphones are usually sold in China, but are often similar to the A-series which are sold further afield. Early rumors showed the C9 being similar to the Samsung Galaxy A9, a 6-inch smartphone released at the beginning of 2016, with a Snapdragon 652 processor and 3GB of RAM inside. Subsequently, a Galaxy A9 Pro was released with 4GB of RAM, and other specification improvements.
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A set of benchmark results discovered through Geekbench potentially reveal the Galaxy C9 will share the A9’s 6-inch screen and Snapdragon 652 processor, but double the RAM to 6GB. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is also listed on the test results.
However, benchmark results aren’t always the most reliable sources of information, and can be faked. Previously, the C9 has been leaked with a 5.7-inch screen, matching the Galaxy Note 7, indicating there may be other versions of the phone being tested. On the subject of the Galaxy Note 7, rumors also put this down as Samsung’s first phone with 6GB of RAM, before it launched with 4GB. The Galaxy C9 may suffer the same fate before it’s officially announced.
Announcement and release
When will Samsung reveal the Galaxy C9? According to a rumor circulated in mid-September Samsung will show the new phone during the course of October or November, meaning we may not be far away from its announcement. While the C9 is likely to be released in China, if it does come with 6GB of RAM inside, the phone may pave the way for other internationally-sold Samsung phones to do the same in the near future.
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