Samsung signs mega deals to supply DDR4 RAM for the iPhone 6S and the LG G4

Samsung signs mega deals to supply DDR4 RAM for the iPhone 6S and the LG G4
Apple and LG have inked multibillion deals with Samsung to supply next-gen RAM modules in their upcoming flagships, tentatively named LG G4 and Apple iPhone 6S (or iPhone 7). That's the word out of Korean media, though the publication doesn't spell out exactly what type of random access memory will Samsung supply to those two mobile juggernauts by the boatloads.

Samsung recently announced it has started mass production of next generation DDR4 RAM, made with the 20nm process, as well as "stackable" 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage combo, which, however, is DDR3. Our bet is on the DDR4 undertaking, as we doubt Apple would settle for anything less than that for the iPhone 7, while LG already outed the first phone with DDR4 RAM our - the G Flex 2 - so it's hard to imagine the G4 won't be equipped with the same tech.

"Under the agreement, Samsung will start providing LG Electronics with 100 percent mobile DRAM chips it needs for LG G4 smartphone, which will be unveiled in April. Also, Samsung will handle at least half of the amount that Apple needs for its new iPhone ― tentatively named iPhone 6S," said one industry source.

So what's the advantage of DDR4 over DDR3 that's in current flagships? Well, the new DRAM type offers twice the density and the I/O performance, for starters, and Samsung is offering it built with its frugal 20nm production method, what's not to like here. In addition, the publication confirms that Samsung will be supplying no less than 70% of Apple's upcoming A9 chipset that is slated to go into the iPhone 7, so the future looks bright for Samsung's chip businesses.



1. e8ght

Posts: 27; Member since: May 25, 2013


19. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Apple should bow to Samsung. And also for Apple fanboys, you may give Samsung respect, how hard work to bring the advanced tech into your piece of iphone, and ipad and stop responding aggressively toward the king of tech called Samsung. Thanks

29. Samesung

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Explain why everyone loves iPhone in Korea? Lol

40. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Explain why everyone loves Galaxy in the US? Lol

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013


64. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Not everyone loves samsung. Its basically all marketing. Just look it all the reivews for their phones. They are decent but thats it, they just get a crap load of marketing.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What does Korea have to do with it?

33. AlikMalix unregistered

king tech called Samsung? who's best mobile revenue is working for Apple manufacturing Apple designed processors....

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I guess money is everything? How do u like paying $749 for 2 year old tech, while we pay less for better. IPhone 6 Plus ugly and big only 1080p at 849. Note 4 1440p $699. You look stupid bragging about how Apple is raping you for more money and giving you nothing.

69. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

Mobile division doesn't run their semi-conductor business

34. Samesung

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Apple is the most profitable phone company in the world. Samesung make the parts (some), Apple rakes in the money. Kings don't bow to slaves. Lol

41. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Slaves? You're the biggest slave of Apple, but in upper-classed. See how miserably Apple employees work in Foxconn factories, with under-paid wage. Apple gets money, and you get overpriced toy. LOL

48. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

For one, they are not Apple employees. Foxconn is a sub-contract company that builds the phones for Apple. Hence, why every few years Foxconn and several other companies go at it, to show apple why they should have a contract to manufacture Apple phones.. How do you know Apple employee's are miserable? Even as sub-contractors they make terrible wages, but they have jobs. It is not Apple's fault that China does not enforce better labor standards for their citizens. Yet you want to blame Apple for that? Your earlier comment stated for Fanboys not to get aggressive towards (King of Tech?) But what are you doing.. You are getting b*tth*rt at someone else's comment about Apple being #1? Samsung is a great company that make's amazing products. But Apple's line up only consist of like 25 Apple made products so Apple is becoming more and more successful because they can spend more resources and concentration on fewer items. When Samsung has over 1000+ various products from cell phones to chipset to home products. So stop with the bickering and just accept that, all the cell phone manufacturers are making great products and because of the competition, every year we see better and better technology in our cell phones.

67. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Apple does not spend more resources on their products. Apple is a very stingy company and spends as little as possible on their products. Their screen is second rate compared to Samsung phones, their current A8 processors are about as strong as a 2-year-old Galaxy Note 3's SD/Exynos processors, all the other innards are technology from Samsung, and they use cheap aluminum crap on the outside. It doesn't take much in R&D to create a phone using someone else's technology. The bulk of the money that they have goes to buy technology from South Korean companies, which creates high-paying jobs in South Korea. Apple barely invests in the US.

76. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

I do not disagree with you, but again I have both Note 3 and iPhone 6+. To be frank, I prefer the iPhone on a daily usage. Apps crash less plus there is no overwhelming amount of bloatware. The phone works great, does what I need. Only complaint I have is Finger scanner does not respond well when your hands are cold, and due to low ram when I read news on the way to work if I open more than 3-4 tabs it refreshes the links every time I switch them. Other than that phone does not lag, apps do not freeze and I do not overload my phones with lots of apps I make sure to close what I am not using. So even if they use cheap equipment to make it, who cares? The phone is reliable on a daily usage. I assume that is why many people prefer the phone over other phones and OS's. But I would never bash another company because I think their phones suck? If you noticed many companies use, oh we crammed 3gb of ram here 2.4ghz quad core processor there. if that is their marketing scheme? they will not get far because all the crap these companies fill the phones with. I have played with my friends stock android nexus 6 and I found the phone amazing. But again I am already more accustomed to the IPhone now, and I would not want to switch unless they screw up in terms of software. As soon as I can get rid of the Note 3 it is gone. But people should really stop this whole biased bulls**t about who the better company is. If the phone you have makes you happy, then shut up and be happy LOL. I still give Props to all the companies for making competition great and especially for BlackBerry digging themselves out of the Grave. Plus I cannot wait to see what Microsoft entails with Windows 10 for PC, Tablets and phones. All of us who own smartphones should be happy we can allow ourselves the luxury of owning one. Some people around the world have other stuff to worry about than bickering about whose phone is better mine or yours.

66. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

But that money doesn't get invested in the US, which is the problem. More than likely, part of Apple's profits will go to Samsung, LG and other Korean companies to buy the latest LCD, memory, etc technology, giving South Koreans more high-paying jobs. The only thing Apple has done for the US is create an army of low-pay $12/hr customer support jobs.

73. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

LG is a display makerr .. Apple buy LCD panel and P_Oled panel from LG ...

35. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

You don't need to bow to anyone unless they are giving something to you for free...Samsung is not doing apple a favor. Samsung and Apple don't care about the fanboys in tech doesn't matter whether you love them or hate them so long as you keep buying the products made by them. Both of them get enough respect from their customers.

43. Samesung

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Hey shill, you should head over to this new article. Lol Samsungs-smartphone-sales-share-nosedives-to-new-l​ows-in-Q4-Apple-picks-up-the-slack It's on the front page. Lol

51. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It's not about tech, it's about supply and demand. Samsung is the only company that can get us the chips we need in a timely matter. You know...because the iPhone sells so much....

61. willard12 unregistered

"We"? So, you are an executive at Apple, now?

65. Run.n.Gun

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2013 his head he is

68. Marienx

Posts: 123; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

OMG!!! It all has to do with marketing.. Beats headphones are not the best, but they market the hell out those headphones and give the consumer average sound.. they suck (better alternative - Audio-Technica) Apple is the same way as beats, except that with apple it was more convenient to stick to their phone since you already invested so much money on itunes with the ipod and there is no other iOS option out there other than apple (better alternative without iOS - HTC). Mercedes-Benz, well design cars but complains for that car when you owned it goes off to the ruff (better alternative - Lexus). Rolex, over price time piece (better alternative - Tag Heuer, Hublot, Longines). Ferrari, well they are and amazing car brand, but when you have money and don't know about cars you end up with this brand as is the most popular brand, if you know you cars and buy a Ferrari is not bad at all (better alternative - Pagani, Mclaren) Well, this is my point.. The crappiest product can sell millions if it is well advertised/marketed and doesn't mean for one bit that because it sells millions it is the best product in it's category out there.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Cant say SUCCESS without 6S (wanted to say that for a long time) I like when Apple and Samsung and other companies work together more than when they fight...

4. AndroidLollipop unregistered

because Apple cannot make one for their own handset

5. AlikMalix unregistered

I dont think that's the case - I think that Apple has all the money to build their own manufacturing plants - they just dont care to. Samsung seems to fulfill the requirement - why bother... I'm a contractor - and I can fix, install, and build anything by my self (with hired hand to help with heavy stuff), but it makes on sense for me to waste my time on one project doing it myself, when I can sub-contract it out and cover 2 projects or 3 in the same amount of time. I still prefer to do electrical and detail work - just because 1. I enjoy it, 2. I'm better at it. But the rest is all done by "Subs" and I just manage and supervise it.... Samsung is that Sub-contractor that Apple Hires so it can do more important things... (and we both know that Samsung loves it)...

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....don't apply your scenario to Apple's as that is a complete different scenario. You are doing 1. what you like and 2. you are dedicating your limited to a work which earns better income for you. These conditions don't apply to a company as much as it applies to an individual. A company isn't bound by time or preference. It can just buy that. With the amount of money that's lying in Apple's account they should definitely invest considering the long term prospect rather then coming up with an arrogant reply such as 'why bother'.

24. Samesung

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I don't think Apple has interest in investing in anything if it doesn't make good profits for them. Whatever Apple is doing now, they're certainly doing very well, for profits of course.

27. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Don't act like a pro analyst, LOL. Didn't your goal is to troll in Samsung articles. LoL

31. Samesung

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I'm not an Apple fan nor anyone fan. I'm just using facts and common sense to shame you Samesung troll. Now go ahead and keep making fools out of yourself. Lol

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