Is the fabled 3GB RAM smartphone destined to remain a dream? For all the talk the idea gets, we really haven’t seen anything come of it. There was the theory that the LG G2 might usher in the era of such memory capacity, but we ultimately saw it go the 2GB route, instead. And there was the Ubuntu Edge, which would have packed a hefty 4GB of memory, but that project has already folded. That’s left the Galaxy Note III as the best contender, and with its launch almost certainly occurring this Wednesday, we’ll have the full story on its hardware shortly. In the meantime, a new leak offers a GN3 screenshot, some benchmark info, and the tantalizing detail that the Note III could arrive with 2.5GB of RAM.

Sure, it’s not the 3GB we’ve been anticipating, but that would still be a coup for Samsung, being the first to the 2.5GB mark. This is apparently for the SM-N9005 version of the hardware, if you’re keeping track. Sure, that 2.5GB is an odd figure, but models like the Galaxy S 4 Mini from Samsung with its 1.5GB have already been thinking outside the box.

Then again, we also suppose that there very well could be physically 3GB present here, but with 512MB somehow reserved and not generally accessible – whatever the case, Samsung should spell it out in full detail in what’s quite literally a matter of hours at this point.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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