Just when the 4 GB RAM configuration is becoming the new norm, Samsung is already one step ahead of the peers. The South Korean tech giant is apparently working on 6 GB RAM chips for future phones.
Many high-end smartphones released in 2014 and 2015 come with 4 GB of RAM configuration, in addition to housing powerful processors under the hood. This includes the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, Oppo Find 9, Lenovo K80, OnePlus 2 and Motorola Moto X 2015. However, Samsung is on a different league. Skipping the 5 GB RAM unit, the company is reportedly manufacturing 6 GB units specific to smartphones. As it turns out, the 6 GB RAM chips are getting “mass produced,” at this point, GSM Arena reported.
With the help of Samsung’s 20 nm technology, the new 6 GB RAM unit reportedly consumes 20 percent less energy, when compared to the 20 nm process based 8 GB LPPDDR4. To top it off, this RAM unit is 30 percent faster at 4,266 Mbps and it is apparently twice as fast as DDR4 DRAM specific to PCs.
According to Samsung, the 12 GB mobile DRAM module that forms the 6 GB package has the capability to accommodate right into the same space as the 3 GB LPDDR4 unit.
“In next-generation flagship devices, 6 GB of LPDDR4 mobile DRAM will allow consumers to enjoy seamless multitasking and maximum performance within the latest operating system (OS) environments," the company said.
In addition, Samsung apparently believes that owing to the impressive benefits of the high-capacity LPDDR4 mobile memory units, the application areas are expected to spread out beyond smartphones, phablets and tablets. This means, ultra-slim PCs, along with digital appliances and even, automotive devices will all be benefited by this mobile memory.