Samsung Galaxy S22 Series has Configurable RAM Plus Feature

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Samsung’s One UI 4.1 is the most recent version of the company’s Android skin, based on Android 12, and it’s available on both Samsung Galaxy S22 phones and Galaxy Tab S8 tablets, which were announced at the Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday. On the current edition of One UI, the company has enhanced its RAM Plus function to allow smartphone users to customize it. The full list of upgrades and new features included in Samsung’s One UI 4.1 update has yet to be revealed.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra will apparently be able to choose how much storage should be used for virtual RAM as part of the latest One UI 4.1 upgrade. On the Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphones, SamMobile discovered the possibility to configure the RAM Plus feature. Users can choose from 2GB, 4GB (default), 6GB, and 8GB of virtual RAM under the new RAM Plus area of settings to boost performance.

Last year, as part of software updates, Samsung added the RAM Plus feature to some devices. These devices have a function that allows users to increase their accessible memory by 4GB. Samsung’s RAM Plus function uses unused, free storage on a smartphone as virtual memory for smartphone users who need to run programs that require additional resources, comparable to similar services from other smartphone manufacturers that allow users to “extend” their available RAM.

It’s worth mentioning, though, that, unlike Microsoft Windows, Android is built to optimize memory utilization by allocating resources to different programs in a priority order. When a running app requires additional memory, Android will often expel other background apps and services from memory, ensuring that the phone continues to function properly. Similarly, while the RAM Plus function was not configurable prior to One UI 4.1, the screenshot posted by SamMobile implies that users may not be able to disable it even with the current One UI 4.1 version.