Note 10 may be released with ultrafast 12GB DDR5 memory, Samsung preps 16GB for Note 11

Note 10 may be released with ultrafast 12GB DDR5 memory, Samsung preps 16GB for Note 11
Samsung just took to the airwaves, announcing to the world that it has "begun mass producing the industry’s first 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, which has been optimized for enabling 5G and AI features in future smartphones."

Eight of these new generation of RAM modules for mobile devices can be packaged into one 12GB DDR5 RAM stack for flagship phones, and Samsung intends to start doing just that by the end of the month. 

This 12GB LPDDR5 stack will be 30% faster (5500Mb/s vs 4266Mb/s) than the 12GB LPDDR4X that is in, say, the Galaxy S10 5G, and at the same time 30% more power efficient. To achieve this level of frugality and the performance boost, Samsung has integrated the circuit design for more stable performance with the higher clock rates. 

The example it gives is that with the new memory chips, your phone will be able to transfer 44GB of data, or a dozen of 1080p movies per second. That's certainly very impressive, but we can't wait to see how it improves the current chokehold in camera performance - 4K video recording. Needless to say, with 5G network speeds and latency comes the need for higher memory throughput, and Samsung just delivered.

When can we see the new 12GB DDR5 chip in a phone? Well, it's not by accident that Samsung is announcing this a few weeks before the Galaxy Note 10 unveiling, and it also adds that it will expand to 16GB modules next year, just in time for its successor, or, hopefully, for the S11 crop. 

The Note 10 is scheduled to come with a new Exynos 9825 chipset, the first made on the second-gen EUV 7nm process, and if Samsung couples that with the new DDR5 RAM chips, the boost in performance should be quite significant. Here's a timeline of Samsung's mobile RAM achievements, with the 16GB unit only a hint for now.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 10
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. shiv179

Posts: 191; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Well done Samsung!

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It's clickbait. It won't.

11. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Sadly it may be true. Expecting another article claiming that Samsung won't include these new chips inside note10 and put a blame.

13. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

They tried to create a similar hype by saying in one post, Samsung will have the SD 855+ and it'll be the fastest Android until next year or so then denied it in another post

4. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 622; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Can't wait for these modules to be released. Once again Sammy showing why other companies need them and why Samsung are true leaders in innovation.

2. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Just because Samsung has started production of something doesn't necessarily mean it will end up in next Flagship. Many a times in the past, Samsung didn't bring the latest stuff to next Galaxy Flagship despite starting it's manufacturing. So unless there is a leak or a rumour of it, no need to first hype it up and then when it doesn't happen, criticize company and make people feel let down.

5. OneLove123

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I will tell you right now that will not happen. There's no may, or could in there.

6. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

12gb and yet can’t record unli 4k video. Otherwise, boom!

8. JCASS889

Posts: 608; Member since: May 18, 2018

That has nothing to do with the ram amount, and do you really need more that 5 minutes of 4k video on a phone? That's like 25% of all the storage available.

9. MEeee

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Typical brainwashed iDiots.

7. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 622; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Whats Unli?

10. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016


12. Ichimoku

Posts: 178; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

for what? what's the point doing all of this? to bump up the price? for me personally, 6 or 8 GB of RAM is more than enough. 10, 12, or even 16 GB is just ridiculous.

14. hdbmcu

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2019

could somebody please explain me what this sentence means? "when made into a 12 GB package". I mean, the speed is supposed to be 5500 mb/s but how is it possible to transfer a 44 GB data in a second?

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