After Lenovo’s recent teaser on Weibo, the Lenovo Legion Y90 appears to be an interesting handset. It mentions a RAID 0 configuration with an SSD and UFS 3.1 storage chips. This is most likely the first of its kind in the business.
We’ve seen SSDs on smartphones before; since the iPhone X, Apple’s iPhones have used them instead of UFS processors. Lenovo Legion Y90 heterogeneous design, on the other hand, allows for the use of a regular UFS storage system alongside a RAID 0 SSD.
For those unfamiliar with RAID 0, it’s a method of improving storage performance by having two drives that work in tandem and write bits of data to both of them.
For years, it’s been utilized in high-end PC and laptop configurations, but this is likely the first time it’ll be seen in a commercially accessible smartphone. According to Lenovo, this boosts the UFS 3.1 storage’s read and write performance by 50%.