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Mobile devices with high-speed, 4-gigabit LPDDR3 RAM are on the way

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Mobile devices with high-speed, 4-gigabit LPDDR3 RAM are on the way
Samsung has made yet another breakthrough recently, and this time the news comes from its memory division. The company has announced that it has started production of new high-speed RAM modules for mobile devices. The LPDDR3 (stands for Low-Power Double Data Rate) modules will be based on the 20nm process and will be considered 4-gigabit, as they will be able to transmit data at up to 2133 megabits per second, per pin.

Samsung claims that this new RAM memory for mobile devices will be roughly as fast as memory used in desktop computers. What's more important for us, though, is that it's also supposed to be 20% more power efficient, compared to the previous generation of mobile RAM. The new modules will be sold in 2GB packages, each consisting of four chips. It's an interesting fact that the total height of these four chips will be just 0.8 mm! This new, faster RAM should appear in commercial devices as soon as this year.

via: SammyHub

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posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:09 26

1. M2Iceman (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I smell Note 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 08:00

14. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Oh boi! and its smells sweet mate! ;)

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 08:27 1

15. 0bsessions (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Hate to rain on the parade, but I doubt it. Reports are that this will be available "as soon as this year," but the implication there is that that's an "if all goes as planned" estimate.

All rarely goes as planned and the Note is one of Samsung's biggest models. Getting this in the next iteration would almost certainly mean delays on getting it out and the specs on the Note 3 are probably already mostly set in stone with it expected to debut in about three months.

I'd say earliest we can expect to see this tech is the Galaxy S5 and even that might end up like the Exynos octacore (International only due to supply shortages) with the Note 4 as the likely worldwide debut.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 09:47

19. M2Iceman (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


The reason I say it will be in the Note 3 is the rumor mill had the Note 3 getting 3BG RAM and then this story is released. If this story is now being released the chances that Sammy has already been using this RAM is highly likely. Nothing like having inhouse advancements to better a phone.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:15 4

2. hung2900 (Posts: 817; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I smell a new Chromebook!!! How about my future gorgeous Note 3? Oh 4 gigs RAM is a waste for Android.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:41 10

4. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 438; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


It is just 4 gigaBIT not 4 gigaBYTE

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 07:40 8

11. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Whoever thumbing down this comment does not have a brain to understand this or refuse learn something new.

This is a 2GB ram, not 4GB.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 09:58

21. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 438; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Well i guess those who thumbed down are people saying in their minds that my comment states a negative thought towards this chip. *sigh*

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 15:52

23. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Its made by Samsung so all the haters downvote anything positive you say about them. They are hypocrites though because phones like the HTC One have Samsung parts in them.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 16:53 1

24. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I've used that phone in the O2 store, honestly, there was NOTHING, absolutely nothing I found appealing about the HTC One whatsoever. People can hate on Samsung all they want, fact of the matter is Samsung is pretty much destroying HTC right now and journalists/bloggers alike can pander to the HTC fanboys all they like, it's underdog mentality as was the case with competitors when the original IPhone came out. Fact is, Sony/LG/Nokia are ahead of HTC and will continue to build up steam with their new flagship unveilings and when Apple release their IPhone 5s with IOS7 and Samsung unleashes the Note 3, it's gonna be curtains for HTC.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 17:04

25. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Don't worry people who got tricked into buying them will just return it.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 09:50 1

20. hung2900 (Posts: 817; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Ok I see. Didn't read carefully.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 07:30 9

10. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Individual DRAM modules are measured in Gb (Gigabit), not GB (Gigabyte). 4Gb equals roughly 512MB of DRAM. Combine four of those modules and you get 2GB RAM total. Even the article stated "The new modules will be sold in 2GB packages, each consisting of four chips". 4 X 4 Gigabit (512MB) = 2 GB RAM.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 12:13 3

22. a_merryman (Posts: 716; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I don't know why people are downvoting your comment. It was extremely well written and the truth.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:38 6

3. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Definitely in the Galaxy Note 3. Nothing will be better in 2013.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 08:42

17. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Gosh, you better be right.
But if Note brings 3GB of RAM, it won't be this, because this comes in 2GB modules.
Ugh.
I guess it's fine either way - 2Gb of this or 3Gb of regular DDR3

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:48 6

5. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 843; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Guess that confirms that the Galaxy S5 will have 4GB RAM.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:54 10

6. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 843; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Nevermind, I see its 4-gigabit, not byte.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:55 2

7. Dude2 (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Hardware usually leads the tech curve and the software that takes advantage of the hardware follows.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:33 4

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ah......I smell the Sam to the Sung with the Note to the 3! :)

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:57

9. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


These new things make my phone seem crappier everyday :/
At least my next phone will be much much more powerful when I get it next year~

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 07:43

12. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


As long your phone performs the way you expect it to without lags and receive updates, 'outdated' specs doesnt matter. More and more powerful phones make it to the market in 6-month intervals, and you cant possibly buy a new flagship phone every six months unless you have that kind of money to spend.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 07:54

13. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Note3 please :) im too excted,, haha

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 08:32 1

16. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Memory bandwidth is one of the weaknesses of ARM devices in comparison with Intel.
So people are underplaying the potential of ARM chip computing abilities

With this, and with Cortex A50, I see no advantage left for x86 chips.

Just imagine what Samsung has in the pipeline.. a 14nm eight core ARM A50 Exynos, running at over 3Ghz and coupled with this kind of memory.

It will trash whatever Intel comes up with for phones and tablets, mark these words

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 09:14 1

18. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Thats for s5 if not for note 3.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 19:30

26. xsmartphonex (Posts: 41; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


whoa...... soon smartphones are going to be more powerful than computers.

posted on 01 May 2013, 04:27

27. aries.phills (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Any breakthrough news is always a welcome article to tech lovers whether it be from samsung, apple, nokia, htc, lg or google.
Kudos to Sammy on this!

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