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Smartphones with 2GB RAM to proliferate as Samsung cranks mass production of 20nm mobile memory

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Smartphones with 2GB RAM to proliferate as Samsung cranks mass production of 20nm mobile memory
Samsung has managed to start mass production of those 4Gb DDR2 memory stacks, made with the 20nm process, which is more efficient than the current 30nm production. 

What this means is that four 512MB layers can be stacked on top of each other for a grand total of 2GB RAM in mobile devices, and they will have the same footprint and power consumption the 1GB stack has now.

The LG Optimus LTE II for Korea and the Samsung Galaxy S III for Japan were already announced with 2GB of RAM, and now that the conveyor belts at Samsung Memory have been fired up, we can expect many more to come. 

Samsung said that the 20nm RAM will take “approximately 13 percent of total DRAM shipments in 2012, 49 percent in 2013 and 63 percent in 2014, with 4Gb DRAM becoming the mainstream chip in the DRAM market around the end of 2013”. Cheers to that.

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posted on 18 May 2012, 03:14 6

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I honestly think we should put these first in tablets. Smartphones don't usually consume that much memory.

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:02

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


yet...

posted on 18 May 2012, 04:57 10

2. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


who cares if smartphones don't need it. Bigger is better, so bring it Samsung!!!! :D

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:50 1

10. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1184; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Hell yeah!! Bigger is better!! When you constantly using your phone, memory could be taken up pretty fast. I rather have more than not enough to cause my phone to lag.

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:14

12. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


bigger is not better lol. Samsung just executes it very well.

LG Optimus Vu is nothing compared to le Note.

posted on 18 May 2012, 05:19

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5511; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder how many of the high end Android smartphones will ship with 2Gb RAM in time for XMAS 2012?

posted on 18 May 2012, 05:26 2

4. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Yeyy!!!
With this, I can open ONE THOUSANDZ apps simultaneusly |D

posted on 21 May 2012, 05:12

17. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


and your battery will be dead till evening.
in this case ios or windows multitaskieng way would be better
For me the most optimal option would be when user is let to choose which apps should run and which can be paused.

posted on 18 May 2012, 06:23 1

5. robyla (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Why not DDR3?

posted on 18 May 2012, 07:42

8. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


yea why not. is that asking to much.

posted on 18 May 2012, 06:55 2

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


me want.. me want! :)

posted on 18 May 2012, 07:39

7. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


me 2.

posted on 18 May 2012, 07:56 1

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


now thats innovation. no surprise that Sammy has eclipsed everyone out there.

posted on 18 May 2012, 13:26

13. fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 Mar 2011)


what is ram?

posted on 18 May 2012, 14:14 2

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5511; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


RAM = random access memory. RAM is where the programs and data that are accessed by the CPU are resident. When RAM is filled, the CPU must go to disk or Solid State Drive for the programs/data. More RAM = quicker execution of programs.

posted on 19 May 2012, 01:25

15. fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 Mar 2011)


thanx

posted on 20 May 2012, 19:19

16. BomberXL (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


i cant wait till smartphones get to 2,4,8 gigs of ram.. but i want to hear more news about what they are doing to the batteries to keep the processors running, long, strong, and not to overheat.

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