Samsung announced the highest-capacity smartphone DRAM a few months ago. It was a 12GB LPDDR4X package for premium devices. But, it’s already following advancement with a faster model of the same size. The company has started mass production for its claimed industry’s first 12GB LPDDR5 for smartphones. Tech giant of Korea will also start massive production of 12GB LPDDR5 packages at the end of this month. Last year, Samsung presented its LPDDR5 chip technology supposedly providing 5G smartphones with a fast and energy-efficient RAM. It has the ability to powering machine learning and AI applications.
The Korean tech giant has indicated that the component is built on Samsung’s second-gen 10-nanometer chip, such as the LPDDR4X RAM. However, it was designed to be around 1.3 times faster. The component will allow phones to transfer a whopping 44GB of data or around 12 full-HD movies in a 12GB package with eight 12GB chips, based on Samsung’s computation in a single second. Moreover, the new component uses 30% less power than its predecessor.
Samsung has indicated that those characteristics will give next-gen flagship smartphones the capabilities they need to fully leverage 5G and AI capabilities like ultra-high-definition video recording and machine learning, while greatly extending the battery life. The memory business of Samsung has been suffering in the past couple of months because of a drop in prices and sales. So, it’s not surprising, it’s been ramping things up in that department. It is noteworthy that the conglomerate is planning to develop a 16GB LPDDR5 next year for smartphones with more advanced features.