The rumors suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would feature 3GB of RAM may be a bit closer to truth as the Korean manufacturer recently announced that it has begun producing 3GB LPDDR3 memory for smartphones.
Currently, Samsung has not indicated which devices will feature the the new RAM; however, it does expect to release such handsets in the second half of the year. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will likely be unveiled just prior to the IFA Expo in September and release soon after. The device's expected fall release should put it in the running to be among those devices featuring 3GB of RAM.
Samsung reports that its 3GB RAM module will use four 6Gb LPDDR3 DRAM chips. The smaller components will allow for thinner smartphone designs and additional battery space while increasing data transfer speed of up to 2,133 megabits per second (Mbps) per pin. According to the manufacturer, increased RAM will bring "PC-like" performance to smartphones, with "seamless high-quality, Full HD video playback and faster multitasking." Additionally, more RAM aids Samsung's new LTE-Advanced technology, which allows for data network speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
Rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 featuring more RAM surfaced as early as April with no real evidence backing the claim at that time. However, more recent reports have suggested that the upcoming LG G2 will introduce 3G of RAM to high-end smartphones with the Galaxy Note 3 following soon after. The LG G2 is official and will be publicly unveiled at a New York press event in August. Currently, its specs and release date remain unconfirmed.
LG also introduced the world to smartphones with 2GB of RAM with its Optimus LTE2, which was unveiled in May 2012. At that time most other smartphones contained just 1GB of RAM. Samsung quickly jumped on the bandwagon, outfitting a variant of its already released Samsung Galaxy S3 with 2GB of RAM for the Korean market, after which successor devices such as the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 have featured 2GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2 may similarly be rival devices with both expected to share a number of other features including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, which would make both devices LTE-A capable.
Currently, neither the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 nor the LG G2 can be confirmed as having 3GB of RAM; however, now with evidence of 3GB RAM chips being produced, the likelihood does seem more certain.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.