Xiaomi Speeds up Downloading Games Via Smartphones

Xiaomi said: It has a way for players to get a significant speed increase over the Mi 10 Ultra by installing games directly on the RAM instead of the internal storage.

Many of the massive modern games take some time to load, which is a nuisance to the player.

This pushes many people to buy the new generation of gaming platforms this year, such as (Xbox Series X) from Microsoft and (PlayStation 5) from Sony.

One of the immediate benefits of buying the new generation of gaming platforms is the significant improvement in download times, due to the built-in SSDs that come installed, instead of the HDDs found in the old platforms.

And this seems to be the kind of improved speed that Xiaomi is trying to bring to smartphones in China, where mobile games are so popular.

Zeng Xuezhong, head of smartphones in Xiaomi, said in a post: Xiaomi provides a RAM disk for mobile devices.

The RAM disk allows the computer to use part of the RAM as storage, which provides a significant improvement in program speeds by using private memory usually for quick tasks.

Chung added: Games can be installed on the RAM and load them 40-60 percent faster.

According to the company, the installation time for the Chinese version of the game (PUBG Mobile) is only 10 seconds via RAM instead of 19 seconds via internal storage 9.

Chung dubbed the new feature (RAMDISK), saying: It is being tried with a phone that was not released outside of China (Mi 10 Ultra).

The Mi 10 Ultra uses LPDDR5 DRAM random access memory manufactured by the US company Micron, and the speed of this type of RAM can reach 44 GB per second.

In comparison, the Mi 10 Ultra’s UFS 3.1 internal storage has read and write speeds of 1700MB / s and 750MB / s respectively.

Faster install times aren’t the only improvement, as running a game on RAM also means faster load times once they enter the game.

The faster the game loads of all the elements you need to run, the earlier it starts and players can reach new areas or levels faster.

The Android operating system has long supported the RAM disk, as it is a Linux-based system.

This feature is used for the initial boot up of Android, and there was no easy-to-use way for regular smartphone owners to take advantage of this feature.

One of the problems with allowing users to create a RAM disk was the limited resources available on smartphones, which could lead to poor performance, and this has changed now with high-end smartphones.

(Mi 10 Ultra) features 16 GB of random access memory, and phone owners can use 8 GB of RAM for storage and 8 GB for other tasks.

A major downside is clearing the RAM when restarting the phone, and that means if you are playing a game and you run out of battery, you lose everything.