Smartphones with massive 6GB RAM memory solutions entered mass production over a year ago, a very impressive move for memory hungry apps, but now, Samsung is ready to take that to the next level. The company has officially rolled out its 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM modules for future smartphones and tablets.
In a nutshell, soon smartphones will feature fast smartphone memory which will meet the needs of devices having dual camera, 4K UHD screens and VR features. Who knows? The Korean company’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8 might come packed with this latest memory technology.
Joo Sun Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics talks on the positive effects of the new memory upgrade and how it will help to bring even more features to mobile devices:
“The advent of our powerful 8GB mobile DRAM solution will enable more capable next-generation, flagship mobile devices around the world. We will continue to provide advanced memory solutions offering the highest values and leading-edge benefits to meet the escalating needs of devices having dual camera, 4K UHD and VR features.”
The 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM is more efficient compared to others, it utilizes four of the newest 16 gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4 memory chips and has been manufactured on the advanced 10nm process technology. It operates at up to 4,266 megabits per second (Mbps), which is twice as fast as DDR4 DRAM for PCs working typically at 2,133 Mbps per pin. Additionally, smartphones with slimmer form factors will easily be able to accommodate it because it has dimensions of under 15mm by 15mm by 1.0mm.
For now it’s not been confirmed if Galaxy S8 is going to be the first handset from Samsung to feature the new 8GB RAM, we will just have to wait and see the company’s next move.
Samsung, founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Samsung diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s.