In the mobile industry, where only few smartphones are equipped with 6GB RAM till now, Samsung has taken a step forward and introduced the industry’s first 8GB LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM package, which is expected to greatly improve mobile user experiences, especially for those using Ultra HD, large-screen devices.
The 8GB mobile DRAM package utilizes four of the newest 16 gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4 memory chips and has been manufactured on the advanced 10nm process technology, making it more efficient. It is 30% faster than 20nm-based 8GB LPDDR4 RAM.
As for the speeds, the new 8GB LPDDR4 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, while consuming 20% less energy. With smartphones getting slimmer, the Samsung 8GB LPDDR4 package has dimensions of under 15mm x 15mm x 1.0mm, suggesting that handsets with slimmer form factors will easily be able to accommodate it.
Last year, Samsung introduced the industry’s first ever 12-gigabit 6GB LPDDR4 DRAM module based on the 20nm process technology.
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.
– Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice President, Memory Sales and Marketing, Samsung Electronics.
Samsung will continue to rapidly expand production of its DRAM products based on 10nm-class process technology. We can expect the upcoming flagship smartphones from the company to accommodate the 8GB LPDDR4 RAM in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates!