Samsung Starts Mass Producing 16GB Memory Modules for Phones

Joanna Estrada
February 27, 2020

The data transfer rate is being pegged at 5.5Gbps, which is approximately 1.3 times faster than LPDDRX chips. This will enable enhanced 5G and AI features such as "graphic-rich gaming" and "smart photography".

Smartphones with 16GB of RAM exist already; Samsung's own Galaxy S20 Ultra can be had with this preposterous amount of fast memory.

Cheol Choi, Samsung's senior vice president of memory sales & marketing, says, "Samsung has been committed to bringing memory technologies to the cutting edge in allowing consumers to enjoy unbelievable experiences through their mobile devices". We are excited to stay true to that commitment with our new, top-of-the-line mobile solution for global device manufacturers. The chips also use 20 percent less energy than last-generation chips, Samsung said.

The company's 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM consists of eight 12-gigabit chips and four 8-gigabit chips, which is twice the capacity found in most current high-end laptops and PCs. Samsung hopes that their new chip will further enhance mobile gaming experiences by allowing for dynamic and responsive gameplay, as well as high resolution graphics on premium smartphones.

The 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM module will be based on Samsung's second-generation 10nm-class process technology. The main advantage of that module will be a speed increase from 5,500Mb/s to 6,400Mb/s.

The speed at which Samsung is advancing its mobile DRAM manufacturing process can only be classed as "breakneck". Even though they're only likely to appear in flagship smartphones, the chips will boost RAM in those devices above or equal to many PCs, which have been stuck on 8GB to 16GB RAM levels for years.

Back in September of past year, Samsung produced a 12GB capacity DRAM package that used the LPDDR4X 24Gb DRAM chip made using the 10nm process.

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