Galaxy S10 may include next-gen memory chips that are 1.5x faster

Galaxy S10 may include next-gen memory chips that are 1.5x faster
Samsung Galaxy S10+ concept render

Way back in July, Samsung unveiled its next-generation LPDDR5 DRAM chips. These offer significant performance improvements over the current LPDDR4 chips but are yet to be used inside smartphones. According to one tipster, though, this could change with the Galaxy S10.

When compared to the current-gen chips, the LPDDR5 standard brings a significant 1.5x performance boost to the table. This translates into a whopping raw data transfer rate of 51.2GB per second.

On a day-to-day basis, this will improve features such as 4K video capture, editing, and playback. Moreover, with artificial intelligence becoming a key element of devices, AI functions should now be faster and much more efficient. The new chips will also play an important role when 5G networks arrive due to the massive increase in transferable data.

As with most new technologies, LPDDR5 chips will also improve battery life. They have been engineered to lower voltage whenever less data is required. Furthermore, a new “deep sleep mode” allows for a 30% reduction in power consumption.

Considering the higher price tag that these chips command, Samsung may choose to limit their use to the premium Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G. This means that the smaller Galaxy S10E may stick to LPDDR4 chips. It is worth noting, however, that the flagship processor will be retained, so the performance drop shouldn’t be as noticeable if this strategy is indeed adopted.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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8 Comments

1. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I think this should help android to reduce lags.

3. OneLove123

Posts: 1195; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

You got jokes!!

5. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Android lags because it runs on VM. It'll never be as smooth as iOS no matter how powerful and efficient everything else gets

6. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

you got jokes!!

7. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, it doesn't any more. It's used ART, which replaced Dalvik several years ago. Apps are converted to native code on install. And, Android doesn't lag any more than iOS.

2. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The excitement grows! Shaping up to be one hell of a phone series. Hopefully it will be under a grand in Aus. Also hope One Ui isn't as bad as it looks.

4. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 116; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Ice universe says No

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I doubt it too They've announced 8Gb LPDDR5 chips (i.e. 1GB chips)https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-announces-industrys-first-8gb-lpddr5-dram-for-5g-and-ai-powered-mobile-applications Unfortunately that mean it's limited to 4GB for smartphones as smartphones usually only have 64bit memory buses (AFAIK the only exception ever was the 805) Hopefully they have 12Gb LPDDR5 chips ready for next year (allows for 6GB LPDDR5 smartphones) or 16Gb LPDDR5 chips ready for next year (allows for 8GB LPDDR5 smartphones) LPDDR5 will probably only be used by Samsung if they make a tablet with the 8cx

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