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Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G software update brings 2GB virtual RAM: here’s how it works

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  • Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G users in China are receiving a new virtual RAM feature
  • The company is adding to 2GB of virtual RAM through a software update
  • There’s no word on if the feature will be available on the Indian Note 10 Pro unit

Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G owners in China are now receiving a new software update that activates 2GB of virtual RAM (aka extended RAM and virtual memory). The new update that enables up to 10GB of RAM on the phone helps in launching apps quickly and boosts multitasking.

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The company is now rolling out the feature to Note 10 Pro 5G users in China through a small patch. This indicates that the feature could arrive to Indian units in the near future. The Note 10 Pro model in China offers specs like a 6.6-inch IPS LCD FHD+ 120Hz display, Dimensity 1100 chip, 64-megapixel triple cameras, 5G connectivity, and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support. The Note 10 Pro available in India is a 4G LTE phone with different specs.

Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G receives virtual RAM feature in China

Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G

The Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G users are receiving virtual RAM feature through a new update

The Redmi Note 10 Pro is available in China in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. After installing the latest OTA updates, the handset can allocate 2GB of available storage space to function as virtual RAM. Hence, the base model can offer users up to 8GB of RAM, whereas the higher variant can offer up to 10GB of RAM.

What is virtual RAM?

Even though smartphones come with up to 16GB of RAM, users often complain about performance issues. Such a problem arises when a sufficient amount of RAM is not available to run apps.

Virtual RAM comes into play in such scenarios since it uses the available internal storage space to store unimportant data files that clog the RAM. In other words, the core files of the apps that are not in use or the ones that are running in the background will be stored in virtual memory. Meanwhile, the apps that are running in the foreground will use the actual RAM.

When a user accesses an app that has its cores files stored in the extended RAM, those files will be pushed to the actual RAM and other apps will be directed to the virtual RAM. Hence, devices having the virtual RAM feature enabled will be able to load apps faster.

Smartphones with virtual RAM in India

Many smartphone manufacturers are launching phones with virtual RAM. The iQOO Z3 5G, Vivo X60 series, Vivo V21 5G, OPPO F19 lineup, OPPO A74 5G, OPPO A53s 5G, and Realme 8 5G are some of the phones that offer extended RAM. Hence, it is likely that Xiaomi might make the feature available on its existing or upcoming phones.

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Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.