like Lenovo through one of his accounts Chinese Twitter counterpart Weibo announced that the new Legion Y90 wants to use an unusual memory configuration, at least for smartphones. In addition to the regular flash memory based on UFS, the new gaming phone should also get a solid state drive (SSD).
Raid-0 should ensure faster random writes
According to Lenovo, a combination of the already fast UFS 3.1 storage, which has been popular in high-end smartphones for some time, and an SSD will be used. How exactly the latter is connected remains unclear. It is likely that an NVMe-based interface will be used to achieve the highest possible transfer rates.
The manufacturer states that SSD and UFS storage must be linked in a Raid 0 configuration. So they should not complement each other in order to increase storage capacity. Instead, according to Lenovo, it’s all about increasing write performance for random access. Lenovo promises an increase of about 50 percent, but has not provided any other details yet.
The Lenovo Legion Y90 is slated to launch on February 28 in China, although as with all Lenovo gaming smartphones, it is unclear if it will be launched in other regions of the world. Like most other current high-end models, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powers the Legion Y90, an octa-core processor with a speed of up to 3.0GHz. The chip can also support NVMe SSDs in a suitable configuration.
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