LG may be grabbing all the limelight at the moment with the unveiling of the LG Optimus LTE2 which packs a world first 2GB RAM, but it appears that Samsung may be having the last laugh with a secret maneuver of their own.
You may remember that it was LG who decided to announce the Optimus LTE2 on the very same day as when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S3 to the world. While some of you may call this cheeky tactics from LG, there’s reports coming out of Japan that Samsung may be planning a little act of revenge.
We all know that the International and 4G LTE versions of the Galaxy S3 will pack just 1GB of RAM. However, the Japanese version of the device which will be landing on NTT Docomo has already been confirmed to be shipping with 2GB of RAM, as noted by The Verge. While this may be a horror story for those planning to get one in Europe or the US, it may even end up being exclusive to Japan, as the Galaxy S3 there will also feature a TV tuner, which the other versions do not.
The reasoning behind the move is still up for debate though. Has Samsung equipped an extra 1GB of RAM purely to compete with LG and their Optimus LTE2, or is the extra RAM a requirement due to the added TV Tuner and compatibility issues with NTT Docomo? It’s a shame if this does remain exclusive to Japan, as an extra 1GB of RAM would obviously be well appreciated with consumers over here.
The good thing to take out of this though, is that it looks like 2GB of RAM is no longer a myth so we could see a lot more smartphones announced before the end of the year which also feature the extra RAM. What are your thoughts on this – is it a big deal to you if this is exclusive to Japan, or would you demand that Samsung compensate International and US Galaxy S3 buyers in some way?