As smartphones become more powerful and run more and more complex applications, phone memory becomes more important. For that purpose, Samsung wants that if you buy a Galaxy S1
The company said so much to Android Police when asked about the RAM situation on the new models. Apparently, some of the demonstration hardware before release "only" showed 6 GB when the specifications were checked in the Settings menu, causing confusion among the enthusiast community.
Samsung's own site is feeding some of that misinformation, with the specification page making it unclear which versions of the phone get 6 GB, 8 GB, or a massive 12 GB memory. Currently, it looks like only the cheapest version of the cheaper Galaxy S10e ("e" stands for "essential") will be equipped with 6 GB of memory – all "regular" S10 and S10 Plus models get at least 8 GB. Some versions of the most expensive 1 TB storage device Galaxy S10 + will have up to 12GB, which matches the bombastic specification for Galaxy Fold.
8 GB may seem overkill for a phone, especially considering that some new laptops are still being sold with just 4. But mobile memory is a big deal, especially among those phone purchases that are most likely to pre-order new devices. One of the most common complaints about Google's own Pixel 3 phones is that they only have 4 GB at their high price level.
Source: Android Police