Enormous 512 GB or 1 TB Storage Mobiles – Do you Really Need These?

Updated – 01/Jan/2019 – Mobile storage is expanding and here are a couple of mobile manufacturers that are racing ahead of time and offering incredible storage options.

On the other hand, I am sure you know people who are using iPhones with either 8 GB or 16 GB storage. (You can forward this article to them).

They are always struggling with storage and finding new ways to live with the limited storage that Apple offered them.

512 GB or 1 TB Storage Mobiles

In fact, I still remember when we were planning to buy the iPhone 6S the price difference between the 16 and 32 GB model was astronomical, and it made perfect sense to buy the 16 GB version.

Fast forward to present day, the 16 GB storage is nothing considering the amount of data that we get every day just from the Whatsapp.

On the contrary, Android phones are cheap, and you can pick one up like the latest Oppo RealMe 1 with 128 GB storage for as little as Rs. 13,999($220).

However, things are changing, and some manufacturers are going to extremes to offer storage as large as 1 TB.

Recently, Asus launched the Gaming centric ROG phone that comes with 512 GB storage at Computex 2018.

Also, last month a Chinese company called Smartisan launched the World’s first 1 TB storage mobile – Smartisan R1 in China.

Let’s have a Quick Look at the details for these phones:

Smartisan R1 ( 1TB Storage Smartphone)

The Smartisan R1 looks like any other Android phone but comes with a humongous 1 TB storage. The less known Chinese brand launched the phone in May 2018 along with a Samsung DEX like accessory to use this device as a PC.

The 1 TB version is available for $1399 or Rs. 95,000, an insane amount of money to pay for a Chinese device. Smartisan also launched a 27 Inch display to work along with the mobile using a modified Android version called OS 6.66.


Further, the Smartisan R1 comes with a 6.17 Inch display with 2240*1080 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on the Android OS along with the Smartisan 6 custom UI.

Powering the device is the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core processor and the Adreno 630 GPU. Additionally, it comes with up to 8 GB ram and has standard connectivity options like USB Type C port, WIFI, Bluetooth and Dual Sim 4G VOLTE.

There are Dual Rear cameras (12 MP + 20 MP) and a single 24 Megapixel front selfie camera at the front. Fueling the device is a 3600 mAH capacity battery that comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.

It is a fully loaded phone that offers humongous storage options.

Asus Rog (512 GB Storage Gaming Phone)

A few days back, at the Computex 2018, Asus announced a new gaming phone with bells and whistles. The new Asus Rog phone offers a lot of innovative features and mods that can enhance the functionality of the device.


However, what was overlooked was the massive storage it offers. The phone comes with non-expandable 512 GB storage which sufficient to store a huge collection of games or 4K videos.

Apart from the enormous storage, it comes with a 90 Hz, 6 Inches Super AMOLED Display with 2160*1080 pixels resolution. Also, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor with 2.96 GHz clock speed and Adreno 630 GPU which is excellent for gaming.

For imaging, it comes with the voguish Dual camera (12 MP + 8 MP) setup at the back and there is even an 8 MP front selfie camera. Fueling the phone is a 4000 mAH capacity battery that has super fast charging support (Q.C 4+).

Also, it runs on the latest Android Oreo 8.1 along with a custom skin and comes with RGB lighting at the back.

Other Phones With Large Storage Space

In the past, there have been rumors of phones such as Cadenza or the Turing phone to offer some insane storage volumes (over 1 TB), but these were all fake news spread by these companies to gain some limelight.

However, the Asus Rog Phone and the Smartisan R1 are the real deal. Also, Huawei and Samsung are also rumored to launch the 512 GB storage phone in 2018, and we can expect the Note 9 or the Huawei P30 Pro or the Huawei Porsche Design to achieve this feat in the coming months.

It is unlikely that Apple may launch the iPhone X Plus with 512 GB storage, but you never know the secretive Cupertino family can throw surprises we never expect from them.

Do You Need a Phone with 512 GB or 1 TB Storage Space?

Frankly, I don’t see a need for such large capacity storage for myself. The 128 GB storage is more than enough and for the iPhone users who are living life in 8 or 16 GB, 64 GB will be more than they can dream about.

But as always there are people who have different needs and surely would love to have a large storage mobile.

Let me know in comments below how much storage your phone has?

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Author: Kanuj Sharma

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