G Flex 2 and Galaxy S6 leading the way for DDR4 RAM, 4 GB flagships to appear in H2

G Flex 2 and Galaxy S6 leading the way for DDR4 RAM, 4 GB flagships to appear in H2
LG G Flex 2 may be the first phone with DDR4 RAM inside, but it won't be the only one, it seems, judging from a Samsung Semiconductor chief remarks. SK Hynix, which makes the 20nm 8 Gigabit LPDDR4 chip that is paired with Snapdragon 810 SoC in the G Flex 2, bragged about this crowning achievement, saying that DDR4 memory has double the throughput of DDR3, with smaller operating voltage and more power efficiency.

Good news come in spades, though, as Samsung recently stated that its flagship phones this year will all be equipped with the fast and frugal DDR4 technology, likely starting with a 3 GB piece in the Galaxy S6 in a few weeks. Not only that, but in the second half of this year we will even be seeing phones with 4 GB of DDR4 RAM pop up more often, according to IHS, and such a chip is expected to be in 36% of premium smartphones next year, outpacing the 3 GB units. Good times.

source: DDaily.co.kr (1) (2)

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19 Comments

1. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Excellent !! .. this is interesting !!

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Great, we need the extra bandwidth for the QHD or 4K screens

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Because my phone has QHD and it has 3GB of RAM and I see no performance issues :-)

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sammy and LG always leads the way.

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Sweet. And Apple can innovative and lead the way by introducing it to the market for the second time in September

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

DDR4 is too expensive for Apple to put into their phone in 2015/2016. May get 2GB DDR3 RAM instead.

11. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Since iPhone 5S, everything got LPDDR 3. Don't see any reason they shouldn't go to LPDDR4 as soon as it's available in big enough quantities they usualy swith as fast as they can to faster memory.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they won't. They will stick to 2/3 year old RAM to keep costs down and profits high. Once DDR4 is 2 years old and cheaper than they will use it, charging you all a premium, while we get lower pricing and larger amounts. By then most top tier phones will all be 4GB at least and Apple will still be at 2GB.

5. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Finally Apple will innovate and upgrade to 2GB :p

6. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's an amazing time to be a tech fan.

18. GeekMovement unregistered

Agree!

8. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The best of Korean techs in the world.

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

4 GB needed for S6

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope, any phone using 3gb ddr4 is way faster then 4gb ddr3, even more so without all the note add-ons I.e. This phone is going to make the note4 look slow on top of the the new 1# Samsung cpu being used within the phone, the s6 will kill any China phone with 810 and 4gbddr3

14. qxavierus

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Let's wait and see. Samsung always had a talent for slowing down any hardware.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Shouldn't a newer device make an older device look slow? The Note 4 however isn't going to look slow vs the S6 per se. The Note 4 still does things the S doesn't.

12. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

So they're going to switch to 4gb right after the S6 comes out. That makes sense

13. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

For the price which apple sells their phone they should include the latest hardware...poor apple fans they pay way much more to get a phone that just calls and send texts and blurry selfies....looks like disign is every thing to them

19. justttclassified

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

S6 FTW!

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