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Samsung's new DRAM should super-charge mobile devices

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Samsung's new DRAM should super-charge mobile devices
Some have been asking when we would see mobile devices that come with more than 1 GB of RAM built in, but Samsung has decided that it would be better to just make the RAM that is available more efficient and faster. To that aim, Samsung has developed new DRAM that should super-charge next-gen mobile devices. 

The DRAM is based on 30nm 4Gb LPDDR3 packages and is said to be 1.5 times faster than LPDDR2, while consuming 20 percent less power. The new chips can transfer data at 1600 Mbps, but if manufacturers stack two chips together, Samsung has enabled the use of a single 1GB package, which would have a data transmission rate of 12.8 GBps. 

Samsung says that the DRAM upgrade is "needed to support faster processors, high resolution displays and 3D graphics in high-end next generation mobile devices." Samsung will begin providing samples of the chips to manufacturers next quarter, and will be mass-producing the chips this year in order to encourage wide adoption in devices set for release next year. 

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posted on 22 Feb 2012, 15:38 2

1. dawolf (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


sweet

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 15:42 3

2. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Good thing my upgrade is in June 2013 lol.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 15:56 6

4. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


Your not along, but i dont see the need to upgrade now...im in a 400x800 resolution, single core, 768 mb of ram but atleast i got LTE and still love my android phone even if it has 2010 spec

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 16:14

6. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Lets hope your phone gets ICS, 768mb of ram is enough to handle ICS if its coded correctly. My only fear is quad core games not coming or being ported over to dual and single core phones. There's not that many dual core capable games as is

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 20:11 1

14. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Nexus S has 512MB Ram an max free is 338 or more depending on kernel an it runs ics amazing an can play quad core an y would you expect a quad game to be ported over to single core hats a lot of time an effort

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 20:52

16. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Speaking single core for others but for me I have a dual core tegra 2.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 00:04

22. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


my SGS1 is running ICS smooth as frikkin silk. So.. excuse my drunkenness.. but it sounds like we are on the mobile equivilant of DDR3.. which.. yo.. is awesome. 12.8gbps is just freaky deaky fast. i want it!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 15:45 21

3. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Now thats innovation... Good to see Samsung is focusing on end user experience, rather than suing everyone.....

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 23:39 2

21. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 207; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I couldnt have said it better myself. Thats hilarious.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 16:09 13

5. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


now it's time for apple to take them to court saying that they have the patent.... FTW Apple...!!!!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 19:10 2

13. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


I was thinking the same exact thing

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 16:18 11

7. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


This is what most Android manufacturers do when they aren't trying to defend themselves against the sue happy fruit corp. Making advancements, Samsung, Moto, HTC, these guys really are going at it with one another over who can bring the most kick ass tech to mobile phones. I'm just here to reap the benefits that is all :).

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:01 3

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


yeah right but it isn`t sue happy fruit corp, it is ROTTEN FRUIT INC.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:07

9. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung a true innovative company please STOP copying from the rotten Apple.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 18:09 4

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


go cry to your mama about copying your magical ******

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:25 5

10. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Yeah sounds like it'll make a difference. Ha Apple will probably come up with something similar and sue themselves to save Samsung the time.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 18:36

12. iBeliever (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


As soon as Ipad 3 comes out we will know what the next Samsung tablet will look like. Now featuring s-cloud and s-tunes.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 20:21 5

15. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


TACO! I didn't know you came back!

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 00:05

23. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


goodbye taco. see you in the next screen name.

btw, since apple gets the bulk of their parts from samsung.. what you should be saying is "now that we know what samsung is bringing to the table, we can expect similar from apple.. but with added egomania"

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 21:16

17. beefsupreme (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Why are most of these comments apple related? People always complain when the articles have apple references in them and then when they don't you bring it up anyway.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 21:58 1

18. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Because Apple sues everybody that's mentioned in an article so It's always suepple related

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 02:20

19. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Smart improvement, we'll see that in new samsung phones

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 04:05 4

20. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Now this is called INNOVATION.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 00:44

24. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 207; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


go Samsung!

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