Based on these rumors, it’s likely that the RAM count is not going to increase. As Mizuho Securities points out, on-device AI will increase the need for more RAM. So, why aren’t companies like Samsung and Apple going to offer more RAM than before?
Mizuho says there are two reasons behind that. Firstly, memory prices are expected to increase. Secondly, real-world applications don’t seem all that impressive. Apple and Samsung presumably see no point in swallowing or passing on that cost if there’s not much to gain.
Previously, @Tech_Reve had shared a report from Macquarie Group according to which, smartphones with on-device AI need 12GB of RAM for image generation capabilities and 20GB of RAM for AI assistant functions.