Dec 23 AT 11:56 AM Nick Sarafolean 7 Comments

Samsung begins manufacturing 8Gb mobile LPDDR4 DRAM

Samsung 4GB RAM

The specs race continues on in the mobile tech world and the latest development is from Samsung, with the news that the company has begun to manufacture the world’s first 8Gb (gigabit) mobile LPDDR4 DRAM. The new DRAM effectively doubles the power of the current 4Gb LPDDR3 DRAM that’s being used in smartphones. It’s manufactured with Samsung’s 20nm process and is more efficient, allowing it to use 40 percent less power than the current DDR3 DRAM.

The real importance of this is that it opens the door for 4GB (gigabyte) LPDRR4 RAM packages in modern smartphones. With that, it wouldn’t surprise us to see a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM package in either the Galaxy S6 or the next Galaxy Note device. The extra RAM will be appreciated, particularly as screens grow to higher resolutions and apps become more demanding.

What do you think of 4GB RAM in a smartphone?

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Bart

    Remember “dumb terminals”? I wonder if we’ll ever come full-circle and have our smartphones become dumb phones–where every process of the phone is done in the cloud, (except for the meager comm link to the cloud). Then everything we talk about now will be merely an upgrade of service. Boy! Wouldn’t the cellular provides love that!? It would be there next goldmine.

    • Bart

      Sorry, chemo still eating my brain. Meant: “providers” not “provides. And meant “their” not there. I hate my brain. LOL

  • BlazeHN

    3GB RAM Galaxy S6
    4GB RAM Note 5

  • Dirty Budha

    Then they’ll throw TouchWiz on top and change up some of the Android base only to drag the performance down. I look forward to the hardware move forward but not Sammy’s modified OS.
    Then again, The best ROM dev for the Note series tends to fix a lot of that. :)

    • masterpfa

      What ROM is that?

      • jonathan

        I’d say CyanogenMod is my favorite 90% of the time, but for the Note, I think it’s the one exception where I’d actually probably WANT a stock samsung based rom to take advantage of the stylus and some of the note-specific apps.. De-bloat the useless apps and samsung’s superfluous apps/services that mimic Google’s, give me access to root and recovery, and I’m pretty much set. Other little mods can be done on your own :)

  • TruFactz

    It would be Perfect for the 64Bit processors Qualcomm is making.