Nomessin – RAM expansion (Virtual RAM) is one of the common features nowadays that some smartphone brands can add RAM capacity from ROM, which Xiaomi through MIUI 12.5 OS update was missing in the two smartphone models Mi and Redmi.
News about removing the RAM expansion feature, reported by Tweet embedXiaomi is going to get rid of some devices including Mi 11 Ultra, Redmi K40 etc with the update after updating to Android 12 but only Mi 10 series is still using this feature.
Xiaomi has removed the Memory Extension feature on some devices (such as Mi 11 Ultra, Redmi K40, etc.) with the Android 12 update but the Mi 10 series still has this feature. pic.twitter.com/yWxxxmOrd1
It is not clear if Xiaomi intentionally disabled the functionality of some of its devices or just negligently. Either way, we hope we find out soon enough, and besides, since the functionality doesn’t necessarily improve your device’s performance, we don’t think you need to worry about that.
Users of both smartphones are the losers, after the arrival of Android 12, which means that users of Mi 11 Ultra and Redmi K40 will no longer be able to expand the RAM up to 3 GB.
The developer will remove this functionality from the phone settings with the jump to Android 12 and the reason for this change is currently unknown. If it could be a temporary thing to come back after a while or if it would be a final decision. The fact is that since both models have a lot of RAM, the company does not see this function as useful … but the reason for the change is not clear.
Based on news from a famous leaker Kacper Skrzypek The RAM expansion feature that was removed from Xiaomi devices has been replaced by the memory expansion. With the MIUI 12.5 update or later, this feature has made its way to many Mi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones.
However, it is not known why Xiaomi does this, but it is necessary to know how the memory extension works, by doing an expansion that can increase the RAM capacity by 7 GB. This means that on average, a 4GB smartphone can get up to 11GB of RAM capacity.