Samsung Starts Production Of 12GB LPDDR5 RAM For Smartphones
Earlier this year, Samsung had launched its highest capacity DRAM (Dynamix Random Access Memory) modules for smartphones. It was a 12GB LPDDR4X model which was aimed for top end handsets. However, jump a few months forward and Samsung has already started producing its faster and newer version. The South Korean company is starting the mass production of the worlds first 12GB LPDDR5 DRAM module aimed for smartphones.
Samsung had introduced the LPDDR5 chip back in 2018 to enable 5G capable devices with efficient and effective RAM. It was aimed to better support AI softwares and machine learning capabilities for smartphones. Similar to the previous version RAM module, the newer iteration is also built on Samsung’s second generation 10nm chipset. The upcoming RAM offering from the company is claimed to boast an overall improvement of 30% in speeds in data transfer and operating through the User Interface (UI)
The 12GB package with 12GB chips is capable of data transfers of up to 44GB/s or around 12 FullHD movies in a single second. Furthermore, the LPDDR5 DRAM is also claimed to consumes 30% less power in comparison to the LPDDR4X. Samsung is planning to “fully leverage the 5G and AI capabilities like ultra high definition video recording and machine learning, while greatly extending the battery life.”
The move arrives after Samsung has seen a noticeable drop in prices and sales in the past quarter. Hence, it is to be expected that the company is banking on newer technology to get ahead of its competitors. Notably, compatibility with the new RAM module with existing chipsets is questionable. What can be gathered is that OEMs will probably ship the new RAM with their premium flagships smartphones starting next year.