In transient: Samsung has begun mass manufacturing of the primary 16GB LPDDR5 (Low Power Double Data Rate 5) cell package deal DRAM designed for next-generation flagship smartphones.
Back in July final yr, Samsung introduced the mass manufacturing of its first 12GB LPDDR5 cell DRAM. It says that the brand new 16GB development will allow enhanced 5G and AI options in smartphones, together with graphically intensive video games and sensible images. The firm added that the DRAM would assist “dynamic and responsive gameplay as well as ultra-high-resolution graphics on premium smartphones for highly immersive mobile gaming experiences.”
The 16GB chips are constructed on its second-generation 10-nanometer course of. Like the 12GB variations, the 16GB LPDDR5 boasts knowledge switch charges of 5,500 megabits per second, which is round 1.three instances sooner than LPDDR4X (4,266Mb/s).
Samsung added that in comparison with an 8GB LPDDR4X package deal, the brand new cell DRAM delivers greater than 20 % vitality financial savings whereas offering as much as twice the capability.
The 16GB package deal is made up of eight 12-gigabit chips and 4 8Gb chips. It’s famous that upping the reminiscence to 16GB will give flagship cell gadgets the identical quantity (or extra) reminiscence as most PCs.
Samsung’s LPDDR5 reminiscence can already be discovered within the high-end Galaxy S20 Ultra, which options as much as 16GB of RAM.
The South Korean agency isn’t the one one producing LPDDR5; it was not too long ago introduced that Micron has began transport its model of the DRAM.
Next for Samsung would be the mass manufacturing of 16Gb LPDDR5. Based on the third-generation 10nm-class course of tech, it is going to have an excellent sooner switch fee of 6,400Mb/s.