Samsung on Thursday declared a significant breakthrough within the way forward for smartphones: production has begun on the industry’s first 12GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM chip, therefore it ought to begin showing up in smartphones pretty shortly. However, don’t get your hopes up regarding it showing up on the Galaxy Note 10’s spec sheet next month.
According to Samsung’s presser, this DRAM is optimized for enabling 5G and AI features, that feel like nice timing with 5G networks popping up all over the planet.
“With mass production of the 12Gb LPDDR5 built on Samsung’s latest second-generation 10-nanometer class process, we are thrilled to be supporting the timely launch of 5G flagship smartphones for our customers worldwide,” said Jung-bae Lee, executive vice president of DRAM Product & Technology, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung remains committed to rapidly introducing next-generation mobile memory technologies that deliver greater performance and higher capacity, as we continue to aggressively drive the growth of the premium memory market.” Said Samsung, read more at the official Samsung blog post.
The 12GB package is capable of transferring up to 44GB of data every second. In terms of power consumption, the 12Gb LPDDR5 chips need half-hour lesser power than the LPDDR4X chips thanks to “a new circuit style with increased clocking, training and low-power feature that ensures stable performance even when operational at a blazingly quick speed.” in contrast to last year’s 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chip, however, the 12Gb chips don’t support a better 6,400 Mbps bandwidth.
Samsung besides expects to develop 16Gb LPDDR5 next year and is even considering transferring its 12Gb LPDDR5 production to its Pyeongtaek (Korea) campus to higher manage production capability. that decision, the company said, is based on client demand.
As mentioned earlier, the hardware has been designed with 5G and AI in mind, and also the applications that they allow. Samsung says the chip handles ultra-high-definition video and machine learning well whereas extending the lifetime of the battery. The memory features a data rate of 5,500 megabits per second, which is 1.3 times quicker than the older LPDDR4X memory that comes in high-end smartphones nowadays.V