Samsung Galaxy S22 Series has a configurable RAM Plus feature with a 4.1 UI that brings 8GB of virtual RAM

Deepak Gupta February 10, 2022
Updated 2022/02/10 at 11:18 AM

Samsung’s One UI 4.1 is the latest version of the company’s Android skin based on Android 12, available on the Samsung Galaxy S22 series phones and Galaxy Tab S8 series tablets that launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday. The company has updated its RAM Plus feature in the latest version of One UI to be user-configurable from the smartphone. Samsung has yet to reveal the full list of improvements and new features that are part of its One UI 4.1 update.

As part of the latest One UI 4.1 update, Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra users will be able to select how much storage to use for virtual RAM. The ability to configure the RAM Plus feature has been identified by SamMobile, on the latest Galaxy S22 series smartphones. Users can access the new RAM Plus section in the settings and select between 2GB, 4GB (default), 6GB and 8GB, to use as virtual RAM to improve performance.

Samsung introduced the RAM Plus feature on some smartphones last year as part of software updates. The feature on these devices allows users to expand their available memory by 4GB. Like similar offerings from other smartphone manufacturers that allow users to “extend” their available RAM, Samsung’s RAM Plus feature utilizes free unused storage on a smartphone as virtual memory for smartphone users who need to run more resource-intensive applications.

However, it’s worth noting that unlike operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Android is designed to optimize memory usage by prioritizing resources for different apps. When a running app requires more memory, Android normally ejects other apps and background services from memory and makes sure the phone keeps running smoothly. Likewise, while Samsung did not offer the ability to configure the RAM Plus feature prior to One UI 4.1, the screenshot shared by SamMobile suggests that users may not be able to disable the feature even in the latest version of One UI. 4.1.

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