Samsung starts producing 12GB LPDDR4X DRAM modules for phones

Samsung unveils the highest-capacity smartphone DRAM yet

Samsung starts producing 12GB LPDDR4X DRAM modules for phones - news

Samsung has announced the launch of a 12GB LPDDR4X memory package for next-generation smartphones, providing its largest single-package memory capacity yet - and pairing, the company points out, nicely with its 512GB eUFS high-performance non-volatile storage parts. Moving forward, we will see more high-end smartphones with multiple cameras, AI features, and bigger screen sizes, allowing customers to do more with them. That device features 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and Samsung only manufacturers three LPDDR4X chips: two 8GB chips and the new 12GB package.

The latest generation of smartphones is literally popping ahead with innovative new features: displays are folded, 5G modems promise lightning-fast connections, and the fingerprint moves under the display to clear the back for an ever-expanding number of camera lenses.

Depending on which Galaxy S10 you wanted to by, you could choose from as little as 6GB of RAM or as much as 12GB.

In terms of performance, the package can achieve 34.1 GB/s data transfer rate while maintaining lower power consumption due to the increase in DRAM capacity. From its cutting-edge memory line in Pyeongtaek, Korea, Samsung plans to more than triple the supply of its 1y-nm-based 8GB and 12GB mobile DRAM during the second half of 2019 to meet the anticipated high demand. It's also expected to appear in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 5G edition. While the latter option is now only available for the most expensive Galaxy S10 Plus model, that high-capacity chip might end up in your next smartphone.

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