A smartphone was just announced with more RAM than a standard laptop — here's why RAM matters on a smartphone
RAM is a super-fast type of memory that stores the apps you've opened since you turned on your phone.
That memory lets you return to an app you've previously used and pick up right where you left off, without delay.
Without RAM, apps would close themselves when you switch to another app, causing delays when you revisit one you've previously used.
The more RAM your phone has, the more apps it can store for quick access, which results in an overall feeling of your phone working faster.
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