OPPO Allows RAM Increase Using ROM

If you are always playing graphic-intensive games or using your OPPO phone to edit videos or pictures, this might be good news for you. OPPO is letting you increase the RAM using the ROM.

Here is how it works. OPPO latest software will allow a feature to be available on the “About” page in the Settings. From there, you can select the RAM to be increased with 3 levels (e.g. 2GB, 3GB or 5GB). That is it. OPPO calls it the Memory Expansion Technology.

I think this is really interesting for those who always complain that the RAM is not enough. For the average users, you might not be interested in this topic at all.

Once you have increased the RAM, you can see the RAM size when you try to close different apps in the background (as shown below).

Do note that this feature is only available on selected handsets. They are: –

Smartphone modelsAvailability
OPPO Reno5 5GJune  2021
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5GJuly  2021
OPPO A94June  2021
OPPO Reno5 ZJune  2021
OPPO A74Currently available

Check out the Press Release for more information.

Press Release

OPPO introduces new Memory Expansion Technology for its Reno5 Series, A94 and A74 Series smartphones

  • The new Memory Expansion Technology enables users to convert their smartphone’s available ROM to virtual RAM, with three adjustment levels
  • OPPO Reno5 Series, A94 and A74 Series users can enjoy enhanced performance and smoother operations by enabling RAM Expansion

28 May 2021, SINGAPORE – Leading global smart device company, OPPO, today announced the release of its new Memory Expansion Technology, RAM Expansion, for its Reno5 Series, A94 and A74 Series smartphones in Singapore. Introduced through a software update, users will be able to expand their smartphone’s default random access memory (RAM) storage capacity by up to 7GB1 for Reno5 Series and 5GB2 for the A94 and A74 Series smartphones.

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“The launch of the new Memory Expansion Technology will elevate the user-centric experience for OPPO users,” said Dylan Yu, Marketing Director, OPPO Singapore. “The introduction of this innovative technology will grant users the ability to customise the performance of their smartphones to adapt to their lifestyle requirements and needs.”

OPPO’s Memory Expansion Technology is an auxiliary function that allows users to temporarily convert part of their smartphone’s available read-only memory (ROM) to virtual RAM. Users will also be given the freedom to adjust the volume of expansion, with three adjustment levels. Once enabled, the selected ROM volume will be converted to virtual RAM when the smartphone restarts.

With RAM Expansion, users can also enjoy enhanced performance for RAM-intensive games or photo and video editing mobile applications, and a smoother experience while running multiple mobile applications simultaneously.
Users can simply follow these steps to enable the feature:

The option to display RAM usage details when running mobile applications will also be introduced as part of the new software update. Once enabled, users can view the RAM information in the recent task screen.

The software update that introduces the Memory Expansion Technology will be available for Reno5 Series, A94 and A74 Series users to download and install on the following dates:

Smartphone modelsAvailability
OPPO Reno5 5GJune  2021
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5GJuly  2021
OPPO A94June  2021
OPPO Reno5 ZJune  2021
OPPO A74Currently available

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone – “Smiley Face” – in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO’s employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

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1 Expansion of RAM storage capacity varies across different Reno5 Series models.

2 Expansion of RAM storage capacity varies across different A Series models.