Many people expect the next generation of MIUI: MIUI Thirteen, to be launched in August along with the Mi Mix 4, Mi Pad 5 Series, and the Mi CC 11. These days there have been several leaks about MIUI 13 from reliable sources like 91 Mobiles, Giz China, and some microbloggers from the Chinese website Weibo. These leaks are most likely credible.
The upcoming MIUI Thirteen Skin is expected to have 3GB Of Virtual RAM. On smartphones with limited RAM, this feature is kind of useful, because it can offer better multi-tasking and better performance.
It is not news to anybody that Xiaomi has been working on MIUI Thirteen for quite a while now and some developers might even have it up and running. It is expected to debut in August. Over MIUI 12.5, it is said to bring a lot of significant changes and key features to MIUI. A couple of days ago, leaks revealed that MIUI 13 will come with some form of memory expansion technology.
Virtual RAM is basically utilizing a portion of the internal storage as the device as RAM in order to provide better performance. Is it useful MIUI feature though? We would say not really.
In smartphones with storage faster than UFS 3.0, Virtual RAM can be helpful because the internal storage is also fast. But phones with UFS 3.0 usually have 6GB RAM anyway and users will not need RAM higher than that.
And on cheaper smartphones and entry-level mid-range smartphones, UFS 2.1 is a common storage option. There are other flash storage options as well. On these smartphones, the RAM is limited, either 3 or 4 Gigabytes. And in these situations, Virtual RAM is actually useful as it uses a portion of the internal storage like RAM.
But the internal storage itself is not fast enough, so we doubt this is useful at all. It can be thrown into the gimmicks pile along with AI Cameras, 2MP Legendary Cameras, and Higher Camera Megapixels along with abnormal touch sampling rates, all of which are pointless gimmicks.
On smartphones like the IQOO 7, which starts at 8GB of RAM and does have fast internal storage, Virtual RAM will help, but can a user actually fill up 8GB RAM on a phone? No! The only reason people buy the 12GB Model is to get more internal storage and not for RAM Purposes. So it is basically pointless and will benefit only a select group of niche users.
Anyway, VRAM supposedly helps older smartphones with less RAM but we do not think so and that remains to be seen with testing. To read out an article about MIUI 13 latest leaks, click the link below:
MIUI Thirteen is also rumored to come with complete design and visual overhauls, new animations and system graphics, better app icons that look consistent and streamlined, a ‘floating window’ for games, new wallpapers, and a new memory rendering system. Sounds and haptics are also said to be made better with software too.
Some of the first-ever smartphones to ship with MIUI Thirteen out of the box will be the Mi Mix 4, Mi CC 11, and possibly the Mi Pads. And most devices launched in 2019 and after will also get MIUI 13 (Not necessarily Android 12).
Xiaomi did promise customers three MIUI updates with two years of Android updates for not just flagships but mid-rangers too, and two major MIUI updates for budget smartphones.
That is all we have for now. We will update you if there is any more news regarding MIUI 13. With that being said, let us know what you think of Virtual RAM. Pointless? Let us know by dropping a comment down below.
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