Xiaomi is soon to make multitasking super easy and convenient for its smartphones. The Chinese company is expected to soon introduce a RAM extension feature in MIUI, something which has started gaining popularity lately. Also Read - Redmi Note 8 (2021) edition in the works? Looks like an upgraded version of Redmi Note 8
The feature will provide users with more RAM allowances, thus, making usage smooth. Here’s a look at the details. Also Read - Redmi Note 10S in pics: A closer look at the upgraded Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi to soon introduce virtual RAM
As per a known tipster Kacper Skrzypek, Xiaomi could soon add the option to increase RAM in the future MIUI update. A hint at this feature has been found in MIUI 12’s source code, which names it ‘memory extension.’ Also Read - Redmi Watch first look: Here's a closer look at Redmi's first smartwatch
RAM extension support is coming to @miuirom soon… Not implemented yet, so I don't know how much storage and which devices support it. Probably the new ones.@MishaalRahman @aamirXDA pic.twitter.com/wtOH9yRfHo
— Kacper Skrzypek (@kacskrz) April 28, 2021
With this, users will be able to get more RAM by allocating some storage from the pool of internal storage. In Xiaomi’s case, users will be able to take 1GB of storage as the extra RAM for better multitasking and keep more apps in the memory.
As per the screenshot shared by Skrzypek, Xiaomi will recommend people to allocate RAM only if they have enough internal storage to compromise.
However, we don’t know when exactly the feature will make its entry. There’s also no word on which devices will be able to make use of the feature. Although, it would sense for budget Xiaomi phones to get this feature (in addition to the high-end ones) for they might be in more need.
Not a new concept
For those who don’t know, the concept of RAM extension isn’t new. Smartphone makers have started providing users with virtual RAM so that they don’t have a problem with doing multiple things at the same time. This will prove helpful for gaming too.
Hence, there are chances that more Android phones are likely to get the functionality in the near future.