Samsung rival Oppo bringing memory expansion with new ColorOS 11 update


Recently, one of Samsung’s major Chinese opponents made a big announcement regarding the memory expansion of its old phones. According to the info, Oppo started releasing a new ColorOS 11-based memory expansion firmware update that expands the memory of smartphones in GBs.

The report further suggests that after installing the new OTA update, the memory of old models will be expanded up to 7GB at the same time, phones with 12GB memory can achieve performance similar to the phones with 19GB memory.

Rivals choosing back door to chase Samsung

Aside from Xiaomi, Oppo is the biggest competitor of Samsung in the global smartphone market. A few days ago, a Canalys report revealed that the Korean tech giant led the world with the highest units shipment, while Xiaomi overtook Apple and grabbed the 2nd spot.

As Apple slipped to the 3rd position, Oppo managed its fourth spot by grabbing 10% of the total market share with 28% year-on-year growth. Following Samsung’s software support, rivals like Oppo and OnePlus have also promised three Android OS upgrades for their select models.

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As the competition is becoming tough in the global smartphone market, Samsung needs a solid strategy in terms of everything such as software updates, Android OS upgrades, better after-sales, and regional pricing in order to maintain the crown of the global smartphone market leader.


What’s memory expansion?

Oppo revealed that memory expansion technology is an auxiliary function. When the running memory is not enough while using the smartphone, a part of the storage space can be temporarily used as the running memory.

As result, smartphones can open more applications at the same time even without performance reduction in order to make the best use of the mobile phone configuration and most efficient operation.

How Oppo consumers can enable memory expansion after update?

Eligible users can expand the running memory of their Oppo smartphone by opening device Settings followed by About phone. With the updated ColorOS 11 version, you can find a new option to select the needed expansion memory size under the memory expansion section and restart the phone after selection.

Eligible Oppo phones for memory expansion

According to Oppo, all the Find X2 series, Reno4 series, Reno3 series as well as Oppo A series and K series devices supports memory expansion technology. However, Oppo is releasing this s/w update to Find X2 series models widely, while the Oppo Reno4 series grabbing it gradually.

Source – MyDrivers

James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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