- Vivo X60 series features Virtual RAM technology
- Virtual RAM increases RAM capacity by 3GB for faster performance
- Vivo X60 series is set to launch in India on 25th March
The Vivo X60 and the Vivo X60 Pro made their debut in China last December, followed by the launch of the more Vivo X60 Pro+ in January. Fortunately for Indian people, all three devices in Vivo’s X60 lineup are set to launch in India soon. Vivo has announced that the Vivo X60 series India launch is on March 25th. Since these smartphones have already made their debut in China, their specifications are out. However, Vivo has now sent a press release to the media revealing a unique feature of the device called ‘Virtual RAM’. What is this feature and how does it benefit the user? Well, here is everything that you need to know about it.
Vivo X60 series features Virtual RAM technology
According to Vivo, the Vivo X60, X60 Pro, and the X60 Pro+ feature Virtual RAM technology. Vivo’s Virtual RAM basically takes 3GB of internal storage of the device to be used as RAM, to increase the RAM capacity. For example, if you buy an 8GB RAM version of any X60 series device, it will theoretically have 11GB of RAM (8GB actual RAM + 3GB RAM that is part of the internal storage).
With the help of an additional 3GB of RAM capacity, the X60 series smartphones can hold more applications in memory. This, in turn, reduces app load times. According to Vivo, the X60 series can hold up to a maximum of 20 applications in its memory with an average figure of 16 to 17 applications. Since this technology decreases the time required to switch between apps, you get faster and smoother performance.
The Vivo X60 series smartphones have UFS 3.1 storage, which is currently the fastest type of storage in Android smartphones. However, it is worth noting that even the UFS 3.1 storage is nowhere as fast as RAM. Hence, loading apps from internal storage will take noticeably more time. To solve this issue, Vivo states that it will move inactive apps to the RAM partition that is a part of internal storage and keep the apps that are active in the actual RAM partition for them to load faster.
The Vivo X60 series devices are the first smartphones to use this memory optimization technology. No smartphone in the past has had this feature. While the benefit of the feature in real-life usage is yet to be tested, it does look interesting on paper.