As smartphones are getting smarter and smarter, the demands the device are increasing. Today, more than a brand, buyers also look at specifications of the smartphone, with the amount of RAM being one of them. A high RAM is automatically equated with better, lag-free performance and speed. Though the processor and the other hardware play an equal role, the conception that a higher RAM means a smoother experience has somehow stayed on. With manufacturers packing in higher and higher RAM in their devices, some of this year’s smartphones boast 6GB RAM or more. Also Read - OnePlus won't bring these performance features to older phonesAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S8 series gets a new software update with June 2020 security patch
While the 6GB RAM trend has just entered the Indian market, most of the devices that sport the high number are flagships and come at a price. However, many mid-range smartphones have also started providing higher RAM in their smartphones. The devices now come for as low as Rs 30,000. And while the trend is soon shifting to even higher 8GB RAM, there is still some time before the trend catches up in India. At this speed, smartphones will soon be able to match up to laptops and personal computers. Here we give you the smartphones available in India with 6GB and 8GB of RAM: ALSO READ: Smartphones with best battery backup in India under Rs 10,000: From Xiaomi Redmi 4 to Lenovo K6 Power and more Also Read - OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Android 10 stable update rolling out: Report
The latest OnePlus flagship smartphone has managed to win hearts with a host of new, advanced features. The smartphone is available in two internal storage and RAM variants. The basic OnePlus 5 comes with 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM and is priced at Rs 32,999. There is also a more advanced variant with 128GB internal memory and 8GB RAM available, priced at Rs 37,999. The smartphone also comes with a dual rear camera setup. Other features include a 5.5-inch FHD display and Snapdragon 835 chipset. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5 Review: Feel the power
Honor 8 Pro
Honor 8 Pro is the upgrade to the Honor 8 flagship smartphone that was announced last year. The smartphone is a powerhouse with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. The smartphone is an Amazon exclusive in the country. It competes with OnePlus 5, and also sports a dual rear camera module – one with a monochrome sensor and the other with an RGB (color) sensor. The display is a 5.7-inch running at 2K resolution and runs Android Nougat OS. The smartphone is priced at Rs 29,999 in India. ALSO READ: Honor 8 Pro Review: A premium smartphone at less than a premium price
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Samsung‘s 2017 flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6GB RAM in the more premium variant. The RAM coupled with Exynos 8895 chipset and the 128GB internal storage makes the smartphone one of the fastest in the market. There is also another base variant, one with 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM available in India. The device comes with the all new Samsung Infinity Display which increases the screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone. The Galaxy S8+ was introduced for Rs 74,900, but soon saw a Rs 4,000 price cut, and is now available for Rs 70.990. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A combination of beauty, beast and near-perfection!
Asus ZenFone AR
Asus announced the very premium Asus ZenFone AR in India recently and it is the only smartphone in the list to come with just the 8GB RAM variant. The smartphone was previously announced at CES 2017 and is the first ever device that supports Tango and Daydream. The device comes with three rear cameras to give additional focus and create 3D images for AR. Asus ZenFone AR comes not with 6GB RAM but with a higher 8GB RAM in the country. It is coupled with 128GB internal storage. The smartphone is priced at Rs 49,999 in the country. ALSO READ: Asus ZenFone AR hands-on and first impressions: Future of augmented reality seems bright
HTC U11 is HTC’s latest flagship smartphone and comes with a ‘squeeze’ technology. HTC U11 comes with 128GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. The smartphone is available in multiple colors and is powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch QHD display and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The battery capacity is 3,000mAh. HTC U11 is priced at Rs 51,990 in India. ALSO READ: HTC U11 review: Utopia in the making
nubia Z11 is not one of the latest smartphones but it is one of the first to sport 6GB RAM. The device comes with a 5.5-inch FHD display and is powered by Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 2.15GHz. The smartphone runs Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The internal storage variant is 64GB. The nubia smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. The device is available for Rs 29,999 in India. ALSO READ: Nubia Z11: Hands-on and first impressions
OnePlus might have discontinued the OnePlus 3T flagship in most markets but it continues to be available in India and will be available until December 2017. The smartphone comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The display is a 5.5-inch FHD display. Under the hood runs a Snapdragon 821 chipset. The front and rear camera both come with a 16-megapixel resolution. The battery is 3,400mAh. The device is available for Rs 27,999 in India.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is more of a premium mid-flagship. It comes with high ended specifications at a price. The smartphone comes with Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a 6-inch phablet powered by Snapdragon 653 octa-core SoC. The internal storage is 64GB, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The rear and the front, both house a 16-megapixel shooter. The smartphone is priced at Rs 31,900 in India. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Review: Big screen and reliable performance, but at a very high price
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the most premium of the lot and is based on the pure metal design. The smartphone comes with a metal unibody design. The display is a 5.7-inch AMOLED with Snapdragon 820 processor paired with Adreno 530 GPU. The smartphone comes with 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. The smartphone is priced at Rs 49,999 in India. ALSO READ: Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) Review