Dec 30 AT 10:31 AM Alex Wagner 14 Comments

Samsung announces new 8Gb LPDDR4 memory chip that could lead to devices with 4GB RAM


Heads up, spec hounds: Samsung today announced that it has created what it says is the industry’s first 8Gb low power double data rate 4 mobile memory. The chip is made using a 20-nanometer class process technology, and Samsung says that it can support a data transfer per pin rate of 3200Mbps. Overall Samsung says that its new 8Gb memory module offers 50 percent better performance than its LPDDR3 predecessor while consuming 40 percent less power.

So what does this news mean to us consumers? The introduction of 8Gb LPDDR4 memory could lead to the arrival of smartphones and tablets with 4GB RAM, which is a full gig more than what’s found in high-end devices like the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition. Mobile is exactly the market that Samsung is targeting with its new chip as well, with the company saying that the 8Gb LPDDR4 memory will be used in smartphones, tablets and laptops with Ultra HD displays.

Samsung expects its 8GB LPDDR4 memory to become available sometime in 2014. No specific products that will take advantage of the new chip have been named quite yet, but considering that Samsung rolled out the Note 3 and Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition with 3GB RAM earlier this year, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the company launch a flagship device or two with 4GB RAM at some point next year.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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  • redraider133

    I bet this will be in the new note that’s released this year. I like that this is available and hopefully can make it into other phones outside of Samsung devices.

  • Rajeev

    Thumbs up 4 Samsung.

  • Arjun

    I just have one concern. Is there anyone working on improving the battery performance ? Or battery with more capacity ?

    These days we are getting more powerful processors and memory, even high quality screen. But where is the battery to power those inventions ?

  • Richard Yarrell

    Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung period. They were the first to market with 2GB of ram in the Galaxy S3 in June 2012 which was followed by the Galaxy Note 2 in October 2012.

    Now in 2013 they have the ONLY HANDSET on the market today with 3GB of ram nothing compares period.

    They are the ones being innovative and pushing technology in a better direction which is called innovative solutions.

    I applaud Samsung and the direction they are going.

    • clint

      Wrong, lg optimus lte2 is the first smartphone with 2g ram

    • squiddy20

      1. The only reason Samsung is the only device maker as yet with 3GB of RAM in a device, is because they are the only makers of mobile RAM of that capacity. They’d be stupid to make that RAM and *not* use it exclusively (at least at first) in their phones.
      2. The only reason your “pimp slapping” Note 3 *needs* 3GB of RAM is because of all the crap Samsung’s Touchwiz/Nature UI has actively running at any given time. You could strip out half the crap and it would perform monumentally better.
      3. If you took just 5 seconds to use that “pimp slapping” Note 3 to do a simple search via Google of “first smartphone with 2GB of RAM”, you’d find that the Galaxy S3 was not in fact, “the first to market with 2GB of ram”. That “award” goes to the LG Optimus LTE2, which was revealed a whole month before the S3. Of course, this probably means absolutely nothing in “Richard’s world”, where you do something akin to what Adam Savage of Mythbusters once stated: I reject your reality and substitute my own. What a joke.

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    • Nebuchadnezzar

      Fuck you, Richard. Eat a dick, you stupid poser motherfucker.

  • Julian

    Samsung really wants all their bloatware to be running simultaneously this badly?

    • rooted

      To True.

      I noticed the note2 rom was almost 4x stock (800Mb vs. 200Mb), needless to say I popped my note’s 2 bloat bubble with CyanogenMod some time ago.

      Sadly my note 2 also had the eMMC insanity chip and slowly physically destroyed itself, after all that bloatware and insane hardware I’ve skipped the note 3 in favour of a nexus 5.

  • Wolfgang

    It all sounds good, if only Samsung could deliver Tablets with a decent amount of RAM. When they start shipping they Note 10.1 with 64gb of RAM, that will be the time I will consider upgrading to the Galaxy Note 10.1. At the moment only the 16gb version been sold in Australia.

    • squiddy20

      Judging by your comment, I don’t think you know what RAM is.

  • Peter

    Sorry, this is more in the nature of a question. I have an LG Optimus LTE LU6200. Its current run on Andriod 4.0.4. The kernel version has being modified to 3.0.8 perf (LG-P930-V20e. 1c1b99657e) kernel architecture is armv7l. Software version is BELL_V20E_for_LU6200_Yang_0814. My questions are which andriod update is available and compartible with the configuration and set up? And will it allow it to retain its ability to work with gsm line(both internet and call)? Your response and direction will be highly valued and appreciated. Thanks.

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