Smartphones with 2GB RAM to proliferate as Samsung cranks mass production of 20nm mobile memory

Smartphones with 2GB RAM to proliferate as Samsung cranks mass production of 20nm mobile memory
Samsung has managed to start mass production of those 4Gb DDR2 memory stacks, made with the 20nm process, which is more efficient than the current 30nm production. 

What this means is that four 512MB layers can be stacked on top of each other for a grand total of 2GB RAM in mobile devices, and they will have the same footprint and power consumption the 1GB stack has now.

The LG Optimus LTE II for Korea and the Samsung Galaxy S III for Japan were already announced with 2GB of RAM, and now that the conveyor belts at Samsung Memory have been fired up, we can expect many more to come. 

Samsung said that the 20nm RAM will take “approximately 13 percent of total DRAM shipments in 2012, 49 percent in 2013 and 63 percent in 2014, with 4Gb DRAM becoming the mainstream chip in the DRAM market around the end of 2013”. Cheers to that.

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17 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I honestly think we should put these first in tablets. Smartphones don't usually consume that much memory.

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

yet...

2. cheetah2k

Posts: 2269; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

who cares if smartphones don't need it. Bigger is better, so bring it Samsung!!!! :D

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Hell yeah!! Bigger is better!! When you constantly using your phone, memory could be taken up pretty fast. I rather have more than not enough to cause my phone to lag.

12. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

bigger is not better lol. Samsung just executes it very well. LG Optimus Vu is nothing compared to le Note.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder how many of the high end Android smartphones will ship with 2Gb RAM in time for XMAS 2012?

4. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

Yeyy!!! With this, I can open ONE THOUSANDZ apps simultaneusly |D

17. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

and your battery will be dead till evening. in this case ios or windows multitaskieng way would be better For me the most optimal option would be when user is let to choose which apps should run and which can be paused.

5. robyla

Posts: 17; Member since: May 10, 2012

Why not DDR3?

8. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

yea why not. is that asking to much.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

me want.. me want! :)

7. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

me 2.

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

now thats innovation. no surprise that Sammy has eclipsed everyone out there.

13. fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 07, 2011

what is ram?

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

RAM = random access memory. RAM is where the programs and data that are accessed by the CPU are resident. When RAM is filled, the CPU must go to disk or Solid State Drive for the programs/data. More RAM = quicker execution of programs.

15. fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 07, 2011

thanx

16. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

i cant wait till smartphones get to 2,4,8 gigs of ram.. but i want to hear more news about what they are doing to the batteries to keep the processors running, long, strong, and not to overheat.

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