RAM is one of the most important elements of a smartphone and the makers are now extending it through software updates. After some Chinese OEMs, Samsung is here with its futuristic memory extension feature called RAM Plus (check the compatible device list below).
Last year, the South Korean tech giant debuted the virtual RAM extension function that comes with up to 4GB of additional space to the smartphone. To be noted, the Galaxy A52s received the Samsung RAM Plus feature along with a new firmware update, which makes RAM expansion possible.
Shortly after the initial debut with Galaxy A52s, Samsung expanded the RAM Plus feature’s availability to more Galaxy consumers. Moreover, the company is now letting users customize the virtual RAM up to 8GB after upgrading to the One UI 4.1.
Basic RAM Plus Device List
- Galaxy A52s
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy A52
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy M32
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 2, Flip 5G and Flip 4G
- Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE [Source]
- Galaxy Tab S6 [Source]
- Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G [Source]
- Galaxy M12 – India [Source]
- Galaxy F62
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy F23
- Galaxy M42
- Galaxy M31
- Galaxy M21
- Galaxy M33
- Galaxy M23
- Galaxy M13
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A33
Update: The company could provide the RAM Plus feature to more of its smartphones with the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update.
The list will be updated regularly with authentic information!
OPPO’s Memory Expansion Technology
Works as an auxiliary function, OPPO’s Memory Expansion Technology lets users temporarily convert part of their smartphone’s available read-only memory (ROM) to virtual RAM. Moreover, consumers will be given the freedom to adjust the volume of expansion, with three adjustment levels.
Users can enjoy the enhanced performance for RAM-intensive games or photo and video editing mobile applications, and a smoother experience while running multiple mobile applications simultaneously thanks to virtual RAM Expansion.
One UI 5.0 Effective RAM Plus
One UI 4.1 Samsung RAM Plus feature added customization capabilities, bringing extra RAM up to 8GB. But users expect that that feature should become really effective with the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade that will boost the performance, significantly. Read more
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 gets July 2022 security update
Samsung is now rapidly expanding the July 2022 security patch to more Galaxy devices, following the initial rollout with the Galaxy A32 LTE. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones are now receiving the July 2022 security update in Europe.
According to the information, the July 2022 security update comes with PDA release numbers N981BXXS4FVG1 and N986BXXS4FVG1 for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, respectively. Besides 5G models, the company will soon release the new patch for the LTE variants, as well.
So far, the South Korean tech giant released the July 2022 security patch to the Galaxy A32, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy A23 smartphones. However, the Galaxy S20 owners can also expect July 2022 security patch release in the coming days.
To check for software updates manually, just head towards your phone’s system Settings, followed by Software updates and Download and install. Since the update rollout is in the initial stage, everyone might not be able to access it for now, but you can try now.
Expert RAW could be activated
Just recently, we’ve reported that the company is reportedly enabling the Expert RAW camera app support for the Galaxy Note 20 series devices with July 2022 security update. If you’ve received the latest patch, try finding the Expert RAW app on the Galaxy Store and let us know in the comments below.
Samsung Expert RAW coming to Galaxy Note 20 with July 2022 update
Hearing consumers’ feedback and suggestions, last year, Samsung enabled the Pro mode camera feature for the Telephoto lens as well. To make it possible, the company crafted Expert RAW, a futuristic camera app exclusive to flagship Galaxy devices.
Initially, the Expert RAW support was released for the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which later on debuted with the Galaxy S22 series, out of the box. Well, it looks like Samsung is now preparing to activate the Expert RAW Camera feature for the Galaxy Note 20 series devices with July 2022 update.
According to the information, Samsung Community’s Camera Incharge revealed that the Galaxy Note 20 will soon be able to use the Expert RAW Camera app. Consumers of these smartphones will be able to download it after installing the next software update, which could be the July 2022 patch.
Meanwhile, the moderator confirmed that the exact release timeline of the July 2022 update is not confirmed for the Galaxy Note 20 series. However, we can expect it in the coming days as Samsung has already started rolling out the July patch to the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series devices.
The new Samsung Expert RAW Camera app allows users to take high-quality, high-dynamic-range photos in multi-frame raw format for professional shooting and editing. Moreover, it also supports HDR, Linear DNG 16bit raw, and Lossless JPEG.
Samsung Galaxy A02s grabbing Android 12 One UI 4.1 update
Earlier today, Samsung rolled out the Android 12-bases One UI 4.1 update for the Galaxy A03s smartphones. Now its predecessor – Galaxy A02s is getting the latest software update with Android 12 and One UI 4.1 goodness.
According to the information, the Samsung Galaxy A02s Android 12 One UI 4.1 update comes with a handful of new features and hundreds of customization options to let users completely personalize their phone.
One of the most prominent additions that the Galaxy A02s grabs is the Color palette that helps you completely revamp the look of your phone’s UI by applying different colors and themes.
Next, there are improved privacy settings. One UI 4.1 has privacy indicators for active camera and microphone usage and quick setting toggles to turn on/off camera and mic access across the system.
Besides these, the update brings Grammarly-powered Samsung Keyboard so you won’t make any typing mistakes, Enhanced Quick Share that let you edit and share images and videos with more ease, and Google Duo Live Sharing to allow you to share your screen with people you are far away from.
The Samsung Internet now has new widgets to search for information directly from the home screen, Gallery has built-in advanced editing tools including shadow eraser and objects eraser, RAM Plus has a customization option, Device care is improved, and a lot more.
Besides these major changes, the Samsung Galaxy A02s Android 12 One UI 4.1 update also installs the June 2022 Android security patch that fixes 66 privacy and security-related vulnerabilities and exploits.
It holds the One UI build version A025FXXU4CVF4 and is released in Russia at the moment. In order to download it, head over to the Settings of your phone followed by Software update and Download and install sections.