Unveiled earlier this week at CES 2015, the flagship Asus ZenFone 2 features a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor and supports up to 4GB LPDDR3 DRAM.
Additional key ZenFone 2 specs include an Intel LTE-Advanced modem, 5.5-inch full HD IPS+ screen, 13MP PixelMaster rear camera, 5MP front camera and a 3000mAh battery.
As Phandroid’s Quentyn Kennemer confirms, the Android-powered (Lollipop) Asus ZenFone 2 is the first smartphone to pack a full 4GB of RAM.
Loren Shalinsky, a Strategic Development Director at Rambus, says the new ZenFone’s burgeoning RAM payload illustrates just how far memory technology has evolved over the years in the context of Moore’s Law.
Named after Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore, Moore’s Law observes that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.
“Similar to what we’ve seen in other computing markets, the SOCs used in high-end smartphones continue to integrate more features,” Shalinsky explained.
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“These include an increasing number of CPU cores, as well as support for higher end displays and higher (pixel count) quality cameras.”
As noted above, the Asus ZenFone boasts a full HD display. In the near future, says Shalinsky, smartphones will likely be equipped with 4K Ultra HD displays to satisfy the growing demand for high-res games and content.
Indeed, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy 6 smartphone, which is rumored to feature Qualcomm’s (8-core) Snapdragon 810 chipset, could be paired with either 4GB of LPDDR4 or LPDDR3 DRAM and a 4K Ultra HD display.
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