Samsung makes first 20nm 3GB RAM chip for smartphones, puts it on the conveyor belt


Samsung let the world know that it has started mass production of 3 GB LPDDR3 modules for mobile devices. The package is made out of six 20nm class 4Gb LPDDR3 chips with half a gig capacity, so that dual-channel configuration is kept intact, each addressing 1.5 GB.

More RAM means more apps open at one and the same time, faster loading times, especially for games, gapless video playback and other general niceties. Not to mention the marketing talk that we'll pour out of Samsung when it launches "the first smartphone with 3 GB of RAM". Samsung says the chip's footprint is very small, leaving more place for battery and other internals.

We are starting bets in the office whether this will be Note 3, or something further down the road, but mass production start means it will be sooner rather than later. 

source: Samsung

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33 Comments

1. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

just put everything you got inside the note 3 samsung.. then let the "beast" eat everything else..

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

only to be eaten by Snapdragons superior processors

19. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Or Moto's next gen X-something soc

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exynos 5420 > S800. Can't wait for the Note 3. The wait is killing me.

30. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Baytrail > A15 > Krait

2. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

512MB RAM + WP > 3GB RAM + Android

4. ihatesmartphone unregistered

fanboy DETECTED!!

7. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Because android is a resource hog & specs os.

11. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahaha wait for 5.0 then it will shut you incessant WP fnboys up!

14. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

When 5.0 comes u will say wait for 6.0.wait wait waittttttttttt

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So, until then, the given statement above is true eh? When RAM increases, the applications will be centered around the 'new' versions of RAM making it more resource hungry everytime. Waiting...

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

resource hog by user opening multiple threads such as downloading torrents while playing their favorite tunes, their fingers busy flicking to the game of temple run. All this are done while they are talking to their friends or their family on that same phone. Of course android is a resource hog... Glee! pity those uninformed Windows and Apple fans. If Windows and Apple are better I would have use it but they are still 5 years behind time. Deal with it.

27. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

you are talking nothing but truths. joey.

31. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Can't run good quality games on a dual core with 512mb of ram.

6. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Speed? No. Reliability? Perhaps Functionality? Hell.No.

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

go to a computer class and learn what is RAM means. No matter what is the os, more the RAM more the performance of the phone..

32. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The benefits of more ram becomes almost nothing after 8gb, after 16gb its much better money spent getting better parts in other places. Next gen games will change that, 12gb will probably be the minimum is 3-4 years after games start fully using the ps4/xbox one. Thats in windows though for standard user, servers more ram is always better. I don't think android phones will ever need more than 4 for a long time.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Uninformed.

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Except it doesn't beat it on anything else does it...

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Enjoy your lowly 520..

17. gidiem

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 24, 2013

Android by itself > 512MB RAM + WP

20. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

As a person who've used windows phone, it is smooth and all, but really, you can't do s**t with it. I'm sorry to say this, but it's true.

24. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

WP has as much functionality as a calculator. Of course it does not need more than 512MB RAM.

26. SleepingOz unregistered

Exactly, WP doesn't need much to run smooth because it's a half-baked OS.

25. SleepingOz unregistered

Come back when you'll be able to turn off auto-rotation. =)

28. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

haha you made a funny comment. its true, but 512 mb ram is still small to multitask many and to load HD games

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I think this is coming in Note 3.

9. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

thats great samsung pls put this in note 3 let nokia keep building up camera's gimmick features + this power will blow everything

18. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Trust Samsung to be the 1st :) Note 3 should get this.

21. hamoon

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

As your source said, I think that the package is based on four 6Gb LPDDR3 DRAM chips. I am quote part of your source here " We will develop a new 3GB LPDDR3 solution based on four 6Gb LPDDR3 DRAM chips by symmetrically stacking two chips on each side."

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