Samsung unveils the first 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM module

Samsung unveils the first 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM module
Back in December 2014, Samsung introduced a 4GB LPDDR4 DRAM package which paved the way for today's phones and tablets carrying 4GB of RAM. Of course, some of today's high-end devices now come with 6GB of RAM. And today, Samsung has taken matters to the next level with the introduction of the first 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM package.

The new DRAM package uses four of the latest 16Gb LPDDR4 memory chips built using the latest 10nm process. The 8GB LPDDR4 runs at 4266 Mbps, which is double the speed of DDR4 technology found on desktops. And once the 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM module is employed inside high quality tablets, these slates will be able to offer some of the same features seen on premium PCs including smoother 4K video playback and the ability to support virtual machine operation. While the new package doubles the capacity of the Samsung 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM module, it uses the same amount of power.


In its release today, Samsung did not mention when the new DRAM package will be available to manufacturers.

source: Samsung via SamMobile

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33 Comments

1. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Samsung better put this and ufs storage in the galaxy s8

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

This RAM and NVMe storage.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

This^^ UFS is great NAND storage.....but crappy compared to NVMe.

8. Harambe unregistered

Please don't talk trash unless you know what you are talking about. NVMe is a protocol, not a storage which helps with queue depth and allows speeds exceeding 1 GB/s on storages. It is a successor of AHCI which was long used in SSDs before the advent of PCIe based ones. UFS can as well be faster than the storage found on the iPhones. iPhone faster storage is due to the SLC cache, not NVMe. An AHCI based SATA SSD can destroy the iPhone's storage in general performance by a factor of 10x or more. Speed of a storage depends on the flash module, not the protocol used(unless you are using really fast drives like the Samsung 960 pro). UFS 2.1 is plenty fast and I expect Samsung to use that in the S8. And yes, it's faster than the storage on the iPhone 7.

10. Unordinary unregistered

You should engineer for Samsung; with your knowledge their phones wont explode..

11. Harambe unregistered

I'm more of a software guy. And Samsung isn't the place I want to work at for a software job, for obvious reasons. I would much prefer working at Google or Microsoft instead.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don't care. All I see is your Samsung moving like sludge, and my iPhone not missing a beat. Any candid comments to add?

13. Unordinary unregistered

Just stop....

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He literally wrote a thesis about SLC or whatever.....and I gave him the response as due. I.Don't.Care. Samsung can use whatever storage type/algorithm/cache protocol they please as long as they make their phones run better. (Typing this on my S6 Edge because my iPhone takes for f**king ever to charge).

14. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Thats a f**king lie! IOS 10 is stuttery as hell, music app, and messages, stop spreading BS apple propaganda.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your tone and general lack of evidence as to your claim make your input irrelevant.....Run along.

26. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Lack of evidence? oh boy, you are in deep s**t now, apple apologist. Iphone 7/ioS 10 list of master issues, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TDCVavaqDJCFjcQxZsL6InzHxPEYWwMMMh9QtfRGjbY/edit?usp=sharing iphone 7 review - Anandtech, "One thing I wanted to address about the iPhone 7 is an issue that I've noticed with certain system animations. I've seen this pointed out by other members of the tech press, and I initially believed that it was an issue of performance, but after talking with Apple it seems that the explanation is more complicated than I had imagined" "or example, the performance in the Music app is just a complete and utter disaster, and it has been since iOS 7. Other areas just have inconsistent and random performance issues, like dropped frames when swiping and scrolling widgets, or when first bringing up 3D Touch quick actions, or when swiping between locations in the Weather app. I'm certainly not the first tech journalist to bring these issues up, and perhaps the most apt description I've seen is that the tiny bugs and stutters end up being death by a thousand cuts" http://www.anandtech.com/show/10685/the-iphone-7-and-iphone-7-plus-review/9 Random and Chris Pirillo video on the performance issues subject. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRNTdnyiziw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeFesklsB9c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_iFKzeMZic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58CkaQglTnM Next time, before spreading BS, think again.

28. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So basically, you're complaining about dropped frames and their s**tty music app? I don't even use that app, and my frame rate is consistently smooth. I never said it was perfect.....only that it IS the smoother experience.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Your tone and general lack of evidence as to your claim make your input irrelevant.....Run along.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Deleted.

30. YOURDADkid unregistered

iSheep Detected!! fire in the hole

21. Harambe unregistered

Damn you're stupid. It had nothing to do with Samsung vs iPhone. Samsung phones will run like crap even if they use desktop hardware.

22. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Damn you're stupid." Calm down...it's satire. I genuinely don't care how they get faster, as long as they do so. "had nothing to do with Samsung vs iPhone" I used the iPhone as an example....not an ultimatum. "Samsung phones will run like crap even if they use desktop hardware." Now I question why you felt the need to correct me in the first place. What purpose did it serve? If Samsung's software is trash, who's fault is that? Why the snarky tone?

29. YOURDADkid unregistered

LOL! Someone gave you nice answer and slapped on on your FACE and this is how you reply??? Ha ha ha poor kid

33. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Smfh samsung don't make the ram chips for themselves Dummy, even the iPhone has samsung ram..

18. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Good Post !! .. I read somewhere that the UFS 2.1 will be twice faster than UFS 2.0 enabling a transfer speed of 1.5GB/s .. Is that true ?? I mean, I could not find any good sources on that info .. did you know anything about it ??

24. Harambe unregistered

Sequential speeds are not that important. Even 500 MB/s should suffice. What's more important are the random speeds. Random speeds in current phones barely go to 20 MB/s, that's where we need improvement. Even cheap SSDs in desktops easily do 300 MB/s in the same test. UFS 2.0 had a theoritical speed of 800 MB/s but it was never achieved due to small storage and MLC. UFS 2.1 should be exactly double that of 2.0 and hence the 1.5 GB/s is correct. If Samsung makes a 128GB storage variant of the S8 and puts an SLC cache in it, it should be faster than the iPhone.

27. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Thanks Man !!

9. Harambe unregistered

NVMe is a protocol, not a storage solution. You probably meant SLC cache like iPhones.

25. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Ohh, okay, I will read in to that, looks like I misunderstood things I read on quick Google search.

23. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The NVMe hype is too much. Samsungs UFS has super fast Random IOPS speed, which helps for daily tasks. That alone is why its still a good option to go UFS.

32. YOURDADkid unregistered

WOW! WTF. I am replying to couple of users and my comments are getting deleted automatically. Specially when you reply to Kiko007 and some other bunch of stupids who keep on posting 15 to 20 comments everyday. Seems they are getting paid by Phonearena OR they are part of it. Like I have said earlier. These users like Kiko007 are from Phonearena only and all they do is make you angry on comparison. So you keep coming back to this bloody website and waste your time here. Time to delete the account. Can't trust this stupid website even 1%. Good bye guys.

2. truthwins unregistered

IT doesn't really matter if they put 2gb, 4gb or 8gb ram because in the end their android phones would still lag due to tochwiz or grace ux.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Dude the amount of lag on new Samsung flagships are no more or less than on iPhones. It's really very rare on both. If you think that's lag - you're way too young to have experienced REAL lag!!! Please stop with the lag posts. There's reallly nothing to discuss.

20. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

lol, agree. I once raised a family of 4 wating for my iphone 3gs to load a web page. Dont even get me started about my htc g1

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