Samsung starts mass production of 12GB LPDDR4X DRAM chips for smart devices

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Just a few years ago, smartphones releasing with 1GB RAM were deemed to be adequate for mobile computing needs. After all, we had access to a lot more computing power on our desktops, which were preferable for handling the operations that required that sort of computing prowess. All of this is now a past well forgotten, as we have actually started moving onto smart devices that can power desktop experiences, and hence, need ridiculous amounts of RAM. Recent gadgets like the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, the Xiaomi Mi 9, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 been available in variations with a crazy 12 GB of RAM; and now, we are likely to see numerous more such devices in the future as Samsung has actually announced that it has started mass production of 12 GB LPDDR4X RAM chips for use in these smart devices.

These 12 GB DRAM chips will be powering the experiences used by “tomorrow’s premium smartphones”, permitting users to take complete advantage of all the features in the next generation of flagship smartphones. The 12 GB capability in these chips was attained by combining six 16 Gb LPDDR4X chips based upon the second-generation 10 nm-class (1y-nm) procedure into a single chip with 1.1 mm density. The 1y-nm innovation also allows an information transfer rate of 34.1 GBps while decreasing the increase in power intake. These 12 GB DRAM chips, combined with Samsung’s 512 GB eUFS 3.0 storage, will power premium smartphones in the future which will sport more than five cameras, large and possibly numerous display screens, AI and 5G abilities.

Samsung strategies to increase the supply the supply of its 1y-nm-based 8GB and 12 GB DRAM throughout the second half of 2019 to more than triple the existing supply in order to satisfy the anticipated high demand. If you desire the best consumer technology in your pocket, expect your wallet to keep getting lighter in the coming months and years.


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Source: Samsung Newsroom

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