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Samsung announces first 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM for smartphones

Samsung announces first 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM for smartphones

Today, Samsung Electronics has officially announced that it has successfully developed industry's first 10nm 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM.

"This development of 8Gb LPDDR5 represents a major step forward for low-power mobile memory solutions", the company said. "We plan to further expand our 10-nm DRAM lineup to spearhead the market growth of the premium memory segment", said a Samsung Electronics official. Current flagship mobile devices use LPDDR4X RAM with 4266Mb/s data rate.

The LPDDR5 RAM that has a maximum bandwidth of 6,400MB/s operates at 1.1V while the variant that can transfer data at 5,500MB/s will be operating at 1.05V. The company attributes the performance bump and power savings to several architectural enhancements, such as doubling the number of memory banks (subdivisions within a DRAM cell) to 16. It has been configured to avoid overwriting cells with "0" values.

The all-new 10nm 8GB LPDDR5 employs a highly advanced, speed-optimized circuit architecture that ascertain and ensure achieving ultra-high-speed performance. It's pertinent to mention here that Samsung was the first to bring the 8GB LPDDR4 chip to mass production back in 2014 as well. If that wasn't enough, Samsung promises the RAM will operate in a way that reduces power consumption by 30 percent compared to its existing RAM modules, resulting in more battery life and greater efficiency.

More speed is surely a good thing in general, but it should be especially good at powering AI and machine learning, and it's also UHD-compatible.

Power consumption has been reduced with Samsung's new LPDRR5 tech, with a new "deep sleep mode" that slices the power consumption to half of what current LPDDR4X offers in "idle mode", which is impressive.

Samsung is planning to start the mass production of its next-generation DRAM lineups based on the demands from its global customers. Nearly all high-end phones, mobile devices, and even portable PCs these days use LPDDR4X or even just LPDDR4.

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