Nubia subsidiary Red Magic specializing in making gaming phones with hardware that pushes the boundaries of what you expect from a pocket-sized device. The company was one of the first to release a phone with a fan for active cooling. And it was one of the first to introduce phones with up to 18GB of RAM.

Now Red Magic is going further: the upcoming Red Magic 8S Pro gaming phone will be the first phone with support for up to 24GB of RAM.

The phone is also expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor that’s been overclocked to hit speeds up to 3.36 GHz and Adreno 740 graphics with top speeds up to 719 Hz.

Red Magic hasn’t shared pricing, availability, or other specs yet and we don’t even know what the phone will look like – the company plans to officially unveil the phone during a launch event in China on July 5th.

But what we do know is that no other company has put 24GB of RAM into a phone yet… and it’s not really clear that there’s any reason to do so.

While large amounts of memory can help boost multitasking capabilities, among other things, there are no Android apps or games that actually require that much memory and that’s unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. And putting that much RAM into a phone could take at least a small toll on battery life. That said, gaming phones like the ones Red Magic makes tend to have large batteries, so maybe the impact will be negligible.

For the most part though, this feels like a publicity stunt that Red Magic is doing for bragging rights. And odds are that the 24GB version of the Red Magic 8S Pro will be a limited edition model. I suspect lower-priced versions of the phone will be available with less memory.

via Weibo and MySmartPrice


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  1. If this virtualization feature of Android 13 will get traction and we will have VMs for Linux and Windows, 24Gb makes a lot of sense for these phone decks and DeX style environments.
    Running Linux in Termux under DeX on my phone now mostly seems to be limited by memory.

  2. 24GB of RAM will be useful to those that want to run A.I. inference on their phones. I can see some people wanting pocket llamas, or whatever the flavor of the week is.

      1. But wouldn’t you get by using a flagship phone with “only” 16GB of RAM instead ?

        Other figures like 18GB, 20GB, 22GB feel like a weird number. The next full-step is 32GB capacity, while the midpoint would be 24GB. The likes of the new Apple A17-Bionic are reaching mainstream laptop levels of performance, with Qualcomm not too far behind with the QC 8g3, whilst having a more capable Android Operating System.

        So yeah, maybe we should be getting 32GB RAM in our flagship phones…?