Most of the smartphones usually pack in 4GB RAM. The trend is slowly shifting towards phones with 6GB RAM which include recently launched Oppo R9s Plus and OnePlus 3. The next shift will be on the smartphones with 8GB RAM and that could soon be a reality.
Samsung Electronics has introduced industry’s first 8GB (gigabyte) LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM package. It makes use of four of the newest 16GB LPPDR4 memory chips and advanced 10nm-class process technology. It will be specially aimed at devices with large screen and Ultra HD devices.
This new 8GB LPDDR4 module operates up to 4,266 Mbps (mega bit per second), assuming a 64bit (x64) wide memory bus) and capable of transmitting 34GBs of data per second. It will offer smoother 4K UHD video playback and enable virtual machine operation.
The Samsung 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM uses latest 10nm-class process technology and Samsung’s very won low-power circuit design, making it more power efficient. The packaging has XYZ dimensions of 15mm x 15mm x 1mm, slim enough to fit most of the smartphones or mobile devices.
Joo Sun Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics said –
The advent of our powerful 8GB mobile DRAM solution will enable more capable next-generation, flagship mobile devices around the world. We will continue to provide advanced memory solutions offering the highest values and leading-edge benefits to meet the escalating needs of devices having dual camera, 4K UHD and VR features.