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Samsung on Tuesday announced it has begun mass producing 16-gigabyte (GB) low power DDR5 (LPDDR5) mobile DRAM packages that will the next generation of premium smartphones. The memory maker is the first the mass produce these parts, just as it was when it began mass producing 12GB LPDDR5 packages in July of last year. The move to 16GB LPDDR5 packages not only brings more capacity, but faster speeds as well. According to Samsung, this will help enable cutting edge technologies, and in particular enhanced 5G experiences and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads. Specifically, Samsung pointed to "graphics rich gaming and smart photography" as being beneficiaries of its new memory packages. In terms... Read more...
Good news folks, the era of DDR5 memory is upon us, let's all celebrate! Well, sort of—you may want to buy the cheap champagne instead of the good stuff. Micron announced it is mass producing the world's first low power DDR5 DRAM (LPDDR5), which will find its way into high-end smartphones starting with Xiaomi's Mi 10. Apologies if we got you excited about DDR5 infiltrating the PC landscape—that will have to wait for another day (though it's coming). For now, LPDDR5 is bound for the mobile segment, and with comes "superior power efficiency" and faster speeds to keep pace with gains in artificial intelligence and 5G connectivity technologies. "Micron’s leadership in delivering... Read more...
Samsung has started mass producing high capacity 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 memory that will find its way into flagship smartphones, the company announced on Thursday. According to Samsung, the new memory chips are optimized for enabling 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence features future phones. That is really a topical way of saying the new premium memory chips are faster than the previous generation. They are also more power efficient, using up to 30 percent less power by way of a new circuit design with enhanced clocking, training, and a low-power feature, Samsung says. "With mass production of the 12Gb LPDDR5 built on Samsung’s latest second-generation 10-nanometer (nm) class process,... Read more...
We’re barely a few months into the reign of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC over the flagship Android smartphone market, but we're hearing new talk about its successor. The Snapdragon 855 is already a potent piece of silicon with its octa-core Kryo 485 CPU, Adreno 640 GPU and Snapdragon X24 2Gbps LTE modem. However, we’re getting an early glimpse at what could possibly be its successor: the Snapdragon 865 (SDM8250). Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 leverages LPDDR4X for its main system memory, but the forthcoming Snapdragon 865 – which reportedly is actively being developed under the codename Kora -- is said to up the ante with support for LPDDR5.... Read more...
Samsung is not letting any grass grow under its feet. Looking ahead to next year and beyond, the South Korean electronics manufacturer has several things in store. Beyond new smartphones and potentially a laptop with a foldable display, Samsung is readying a batch of Unified File Storage (UFS) 3.0 products and new memory. Jay Oh, head of mobile memory product planning at Samsung, announced at Qualcomm's 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong that UFS 3.0 will come in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities. These are high speed storage solutions that will find their way into smartphones, and presumably future Galaxy handsets like the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10, if we're to speculate. As of right now, mobile... Read more...
Samsung is trumpeting the development of what it claims is the industry's first 10-nanometer class 8-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 DRAM, which is the latest addition to the company's premium memory chip line. This new DRAM will be find homes in upcoming 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled mobile devices, including next-generation smartphone models. Note that 10nm class means anywhere between 10 and 20 nanometers. It's highly unlikely these are actual 10nm chips, or Samsung would just call them that. Nevertheless, it represents an advancement over Samsung's previous generation DRAM. According to Samsung, its 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM has a data rate of up to 6,400 megabits per second (Mb/s), which is 1.5... Read more...