Samsung outs slimmer, frugal 8GB RAM chips for upcoming flagships

Samsung outs slimmer, frugal 8GB RAM chips for upcoming flagships
Samsung just announced that it is starting mass production of a new generation of RAM modules for mobile devices that is more power-efficient than the current crop, all the while it maintains the same throughput. How does industry-first next-gen 10-nanometer-class (1y-nm), LPDDR4X (Low Power, Double Data Rate, 4X) DRAM sound to you? Too many adjectives, right?

Well, in a nutshell, by combining four of these second-generation 16Gb LPDDR4X modules, Samsung was able to make an 8GB RAM stack for smartphones that is much thinner and more energy-efficient than what we have in current flagships. When will we see these little wonders? Why, the Galaxy S10 trio for certain, as, according to Sewon Chun, the memory division SVP:


Which mysterious handsets will land the second-gen 4/6/8GB RAM chips this year, remains to be seen. There are a few candidates that usually get released towards the end of the leaf falling period, like the Pixel 3, but plenty of Chinese brands are to roll their fall flagships at that time, too, and lately, they are the ones that outfit their top models with 8GB RAM variants as well.

source: Samsung

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5 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

LPDDR5 better be used in flagships next year Leave this for the SD 6XX and MediaTek LPDDR5 with 51.2GB/s, 30% less power LPDDR4X with 34.1GB/s 20% less power

3. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Lpddr5 to go mass production late next year , expected to to hit market early 2020

4. Avieshek unregistered

It's already on Mass production by Samsung and available to OEMs from January 2019.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

f**k I'm gonna be so disappointed with that's true The DRAM companies have been so stagnant Need some new company to break in and force some innovation

2. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 374; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Sounds like Samsung will go all out for the s10 if rumours are to be believed.. If the s9 is doing that badly, it shows you can't afford to release incremental upgrades in the android landscape. I hope all the Samsung flagships have at least 6gb of ram with the plus model being at least 8gb.

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