Samsung is bringing super fast smartphone storage in 2019, even faster RAM in 2020
by Georgi Zarkov / Oct 24, 2018, 5:09 AM
During a presentation by Samsung’s head of mobile memory product planning, it was revealed that the next generation of flash storage, called UFS 3.0, is coming to mobile devices in 2019. If you want to learn more about UFS and the current standard used, UFS 2.1, you can check our article that explains what that’s all about.
In short, UFS is the type of storage that modern smartphones use for everything from the operating system to photos and videos. Every memory chip has a maximum speed at which it can read and write files, higher speeds make your device feel snappier and more responsive. UFS 3.0 chips will be manufactured using Samsung’s latest 3D NAND technologies and will allow the company to not only cram more storage into the same size, but also make them two times faster.
The first wave of the new chips will come in three variants: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, with 1TB option expected in 2021. This means that we’ll soon say goodbye to flagship phones with 64GB of storage, as we should have a long time ago. On the other hand, that might be used as another reason for manufacturers to hike up the prices. Either way, the new chips are not only coming to shed a few milliseconds here and there but are considered a necessity with the introduction of 5G and ultra-high-definition (and high FPS) video recording and playback.
Another major advancement is coming in 2020 in the form of LPDDR5 RAM. Samsung’s DDR5 memory will have a significantly improved maximum bandwidth: 51.2GB/s (currently around 25GB/s), while at the same time being 20% more power efficient. RAM is also very important for the performance of your handheld device, since that’s where it stores the apps you’re currently using, among other things needed for its operation. The switch to LPDDR5 will be the first major memory upgrade phones will see since the introduction of LPDD4 in 2014.
Needless to say, those components can’t come fast enough, but it appears we’ll have to wait at least a few months before we get our hands on a UFS 3.0 phone and even more before we can experience the faster memory.
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And in 2020 super slow charging battery with QC 2.0
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 5:14 AM 3
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Apple is trying its best. They will still have 5w in the box by 2020.
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 6:22 AM 13
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I can't wait for LPDDR5 ram. The thing is LPDDR4 ram brought lower voltage at 1.1 volts. But LPDDR4X ram lowered the voltage again to 0.6 volts. Plus the fastest clock rate was 1866 MHz. So let's hope they will bring faster than 2133 MHz, like 2400 MHz, 2666 MHz, and some go up to 3200 MHz speeds. There is even a crazy 4600 MHz speed. It will be interesting to see what comes next. But the real upgrade has to come from SoC manufacturers. They also have to get lower voltage ratings. I hope some OEMs will add the ram and storage on board the SoCs themselves. Now that would be awesome. Everything on a single chip. I remember when GPUs, memory controllers, and other things were all separate chips. It pretty good now, but they still have a ways to go.
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 2:30 PM 0
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I don’t bring my charger when I go to work. My iphone Xs Max lasts a day. In fact, I got 40% when I got home. If you need to bring your charger at every place you go then you need to lessen yourself on using phone by finding LIFE, as in time where your face doesn’t stick on a phone.
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 7:41 AM 0
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Faster RAM, true bezeless displays with sensors beneath screens and graphene batteries. This is why Samsung are important in the industry without them we be years behind. Truly an innovative company.
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 5:29 AM 18
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Yet provides phones with outdated QC 2.0 standards in age of other brands doing as much as 50watts that does 0-100% in 35 minutes. Only brand giving a tough competition to Samsung as of now is Apple with it's 5 Watt chargers.
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 5:45 AM 3
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Its fine I have a Note 9 with a 9 Watt charger and it charges my phone within 2 hours and thats the slow charge if i enable with fast charge 1 hour 40 mins. That said thank god I have a 4000mah battery because it lasts me 2-3 days on 1 charge. Which phone does 0-100 in 35 mins because it isnt the Mate 20 pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?
I forgot 1 bad point makes the whole phone useless right?
A phone consists of multiple parts, I dont mind a slightly slower charger when I have amazing battery life, sd card slot, headphone jack, amazing display, good solid cameras.
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 5:50 AM 6
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Really looking forward to a graphene battery by next year and all screen display! Come on NOTE 10!!!!!
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 5:43 AM 6
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Phones with 1TB internal storage will be over $2000 with the way current phone prices are trending
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 7:32 AM 1
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All my friends have went and Buy Huawei Mate 2 pro. 980 Kirin ( 4200 mAh battery and fast Charging. Nobody will waits for Samsung Galaxy S10 or future Samsung Phones That company Never presents. Goodbye With your Cheap marketing Propaganda. We are living in the present, not in the future. When you will release this phones with this specs, the other manufacturers will have again better specs than you in their smartphones. So Get lost.
posted on Oct 24, 2018, 7:37 AM 1
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