Samsung's new DRAM should super-charge mobile devices

Samsung's new DRAM should super-charge mobile devices
Some have been asking when we would see mobile devices that come with more than 1 GB of RAM built in, but Samsung has decided that it would be better to just make the RAM that is available more efficient and faster. To that aim, Samsung has developed new DRAM that should super-charge next-gen mobile devices. 

The DRAM is based on 30nm 4Gb LPDDR3 packages and is said to be 1.5 times faster than LPDDR2, while consuming 20 percent less power. The new chips can transfer data at 1600 Mbps, but if manufacturers stack two chips together, Samsung has enabled the use of a single 1GB package, which would have a data transmission rate of 12.8 GBps. 

Samsung says that the DRAM upgrade is "needed to support faster processors, high resolution displays and 3D graphics in high-end next generation mobile devices." Samsung will begin providing samples of the chips to manufacturers next quarter, and will be mass-producing the chips this year in order to encourage wide adoption in devices set for release next year. 

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24 Comments

1. dawolf

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

sweet

2. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Good thing my upgrade is in June 2013 lol.

4. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Your not along, but i dont see the need to upgrade now...im in a 400x800 resolution, single core, 768 mb of ram but atleast i got LTE and still love my android phone even if it has 2010 spec

6. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Lets hope your phone gets ICS, 768mb of ram is enough to handle ICS if its coded correctly. My only fear is quad core games not coming or being ported over to dual and single core phones. There's not that many dual core capable games as is

14. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Nexus S has 512MB Ram an max free is 338 or more depending on kernel an it runs ics amazing an can play quad core an y would you expect a quad game to be ported over to single core hats a lot of time an effort

16. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Speaking single core for others but for me I have a dual core tegra 2.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

my SGS1 is running ICS smooth as frikkin silk. So.. excuse my drunkenness.. but it sounds like we are on the mobile equivilant of DDR3.. which.. yo.. is awesome. 12.8gbps is just freaky deaky fast. i want it!

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Now thats innovation... Good to see Samsung is focusing on end user experience, rather than suing everyone.....

21. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I couldnt have said it better myself. Thats hilarious.

5. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

now it's time for apple to take them to court saying that they have the patent.... FTW Apple...!!!!

13. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I was thinking the same exact thing

7. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This is what most Android manufacturers do when they aren't trying to defend themselves against the sue happy fruit corp. Making advancements, Samsung, Moto, HTC, these guys really are going at it with one another over who can bring the most kick ass tech to mobile phones. I'm just here to reap the benefits that is all :).

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah right but it isn`t sue happy fruit corp, it is ROTTEN FRUIT INC.

9. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung a true innovative company please STOP copying from the rotten Apple.

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

go cry to your mama about copying your magical ******

10. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah sounds like it'll make a difference. Ha Apple will probably come up with something similar and sue themselves to save Samsung the time.

12. iBeliever

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

As soon as Ipad 3 comes out we will know what the next Samsung tablet will look like. Now featuring s-cloud and s-tunes.

15. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

TACO! I didn't know you came back!

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

goodbye taco. see you in the next screen name. btw, since apple gets the bulk of their parts from samsung.. what you should be saying is "now that we know what samsung is bringing to the table, we can expect similar from apple.. but with added egomania"

17. beefsupreme

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Why are most of these comments apple related? People always complain when the articles have apple references in them and then when they don't you bring it up anyway.

18. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because Apple sues everybody that's mentioned in an article so It's always suepple related

19. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Smart improvement, we'll see that in new samsung phones

20. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Now this is called INNOVATION.

24. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

go Samsung!

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