This new smartphone series uses virtual RAM for faster processing


SMARTPHONE brand vivo recently launched its flagship X60 series in Malaysia, redefining the benchmark for aesthetics, power, photography and usability.

On top of the immense hardware and software capabilities of the series, vivo also introduced a groundbreaking feature known as virtual RAM to further optimise performance.

According to vivo Malaysia chief executive officer Mike Xu, while the concept of virtual RAM was adopted from the world of PCs, it is still considered a new technology for smartphones.

“[It is] built on the simple idea of RAM (Random Access Memory, which is used to help with processing), being able to borrow space from the device’s internal storage capacity (which is either an HDD or a flash drive) temporarily whenever the available RAM is reaching its capacity,” he said.

This gives the device, whether a PC or smartphone, a marked “boost” in processing power, allowing the user to multitask on more apps, while cutting down on the inherent lag that occurs when there is a significant processing load.

Each model in vivo’s X60 series comes with 8GB of RAM. With virtual RAM, the phone can expand the RAM by up to 3GB – using the memory space from the phone’s standard 128GB storage.

This gives the flagship vivo smartphone a temporary processing performance “boost” equivalent to 11GB of RAM. For power users like mobile gamers and mobile video editors, this extra boost is helpful when running multiple resource-intensive apps at the same time.

In fact, with the virtual RAM feature, the vivo X60 series can cache up to 20 background apps simultaneously, making it an efficient and reliable device for the modern user.

The virtual RAM feature taps into the vivo X60 series’ UFS 3.1 (Universal Flash Storage), the fastest type of storage for Android smartphones. Nevertheless, this type of storage still performs slower than RAM.

That’s why vivo uses algorithms to continuously evaluate and move inactive apps into virtual RAM, while transferring active apps to the dedicated RAM to ensure optimal loading times consistently.

In addition to virtual RAM, vivo X60 uses the most advanced processing chip in its class, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 with a 7nm build, along with a matching memory of 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

The screen of this device measures 6.56 inches with AMOLED Enhanced Full Definition (FHD+) display, as well as 120Hz screen refresh rate support.

As for the camera, the vivo X60 series has three rear cameras and is fitted with a 48MP main camera with OIS, a 13MP ultra-wide camera and a 13MP portrait camera that also offers double optical zoom.

The batteries in the vivo X60 have a capacity of 4,300mAh and the X60 Pro has a capacity of 4,200mAh. Both devices run on the FunTouch OS 11.1 operating system based on Android 11.

Meanwhile, vivo’s latest launch of selfie flagship V21 also marks the first device in vivo’s V series to come with 8GB+3GB Expandable RAM technology as well.

As the stunning flagship and pinnacle of vivo’s range of smartphones, the X60 series is clearly defined by its innovative approach to mobile technology and firm commitment by the company.

To find out more about the new vivo X60 series or V21 series, visit their website or vivo Malaysia’s official Facebook and Instagram.