Samsung Produces First 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM Chips
John Williamson / 2 years ago
Samsung has developed the industry’s first 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM modules and poised to revolutionize memory capacities in mobile devices. The latest memory chips consume 20% less power and performs 30% faster than existing mobile technologies at a rate of 4,266 megabits-per-second. Samsung’s 12Gb LPDD4 selects either a 3Gb or 6Gb mobile module in a single package. The 3Gb module only requires two chips while the 6Gb uses four.
Remarkably, the 6Gb design doubles the memory capacity whilst utilizing the same dimensions. As a result, future handsets can easily increase DRAM without having to resort to major design changes. Sun Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics explained the significance of this discovery:
“By initiating mass production of 12Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM in an extremely timely manner, we now are not only helping OEMs to accelerate their moves to the next generation of mobile devices, but also providing functionality that will give mobile consumers greatly enhanced user experiences,”
“Furthermore, we intend to closely collaborate with our global customers to move beyond premium smartphones and tablets in creating new digital markets that embrace the full potential of cutting-edge technologies like next-generation mobile DRAM.”
Theoretically, this greatly enhances the smoothness of multi-tasking on Android devices and we should begin to see handsets with 6Gb of RAM in the near future. However, I’ve never encountered a situation where 2Gb isn’t enough to keep the operating system running relatively quick.
How much RAM do you feel is adequate in smartphones?