Tecno Camon 18, Tecno Pova Neo, Tecno Spark 8T, and Tecno Spark 8 Pro will soon be able to virtually expand their RAM with Memory Fusion. Tecno claims that the feature reduces average app startup time by 80 percent and helps keep twice the number of backend cache applications in memory.
An OTA update with the feature will be released soon for the aforementioned devices. Tecno’s Memory Fusion feature is similar to vivo’s Extended RAM and works by dedicating a bit of memory (usually 2-5 GB) from a phone’s internal storage to RAM. It is obviously no replacement for physical RAM but has been claimed to improve performance and allow more apps to run simultaneously.
On the 4GB RAM variants of the Tecno devices, users will be able to extend RAM by up to 3GB, taking the total to 7GB. The 6GB RAM variants will allow an even greater stretch, with Memory Fusion nearly doubling the memory with 5GB of virtual RAM, to a total of a massive 11GB.
While 6GB of memory has sort of become the sweet spot for Android phones, offering the perfect balance between price and performance, smartphone OEMs seem obsessed with going the extra mile. Tecno is joined by the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi, and OPPO with their newfound love for expandable RAM.