Samsung announces that it has started the mass production of the first 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM for next-gen premium smartphones. But this isn’t the first time, they also did something like this last year.
The company started the production and mass production of Mobile DRAM capacity in 2009 for the 256MB, 512MB, 1GB-12GB in July 2019 and 16-gigabyte (GB) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM mass production starts in December 2019.
Samsung said that “Based on Samsung’s 2nd-generation 10nm-class process technology, the 16GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM package delivers industry’s highest performance and largest capacity”
The 16-gigabyte (GB) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM offers data transfer of 5,500 megabits per second (Mb/s), approximately 1.3 times faster than the previous mobile memory (LPDDR4X, 4266Mb/s).
Samsung noted that “Data transfer rate for the 16GB LPDDR5 comes in at 5,500 megabits per second (Mb/s), approximately 1.3 times faster than the previous mobile memory (LPDDR4X, 4266Mb/s). Compared to an 8GB LPDDR4X package, the new mobile DRAM delivers more than 20-percent energy savings while providing up to twice the capacity.”
It consists of eight 12-gigabit (Gb) chips and four 8Gb chips, equipping premium smartphones with twice the DRAM capacity found in many higher-end laptops and gaming PCs today.
The new mobile DRAM delivers more than 20-percent energy savings while providing up to twice the capacity, which is comparable to an 8GB LPDDR4X package.
Samsung stated further that “the company plans to mass-produce 16Gb LPDDR5 products based on third-generation 10nm-class (1z) process technology in the second half of this year, in line with the development of a 6,400Mb/s chipset.”
We are quite sure that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra uses the 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM, while others in the series stick to the normal expectancy. We will start seeing premium phones with 16-gigabytes RAM sooner or later.