Samsung begins mass production for a 16GB RAM module for mobile phones. Samsung is one of the largest mobile component manufacturers on the planet, both for its own phones and for other manufacturers. As such, the innovations and advancements it achieves have a direct impact on the mobile industry and not just on its phones. For example, the upcoming Samsung 16GB RAM module for mobile. They say they have started mass-manufacturing them and will reach smartphones in 2021.
As announced by the Asian company, they have begun mass production at their factory in Pyeongtaek (South Korea) “the industry’s first 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM”. To do this, they use extreme ultraviolet litography technology (EUV) and the brand’s third generation class 10nm process. A new RAM that they hope will offer better performance to phones in the use of AI or 5G among others, as they comment.
16GB LPDDR5 DRAM module is 16% faster than 12GB LPDDR5 DRAM
Currently high-end phones generally reach 12GB RAM, with some exceptions such as the ASUS ROG Phone 3. It has been the top for the last two years, although 2021 looks different. With the start of mass production of this new Samsung 16GB RAM module for mobile, they hope to reach the high-end smartphones of 2021 and establish 16GB as the new top to beat.
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Now, what does the Samsung 16GB of RAM for mobile brings? In theory better speed and overall performance for mobile. Although, as we already know, RAM is not the only thing necessary to improve the capabilities of a phone and custom depends on how well optimized it is with the software and the rest of the hardware.
Either way, on paper Samsung claims that the 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM is about 16% faster than the current 12GB. Or in other words, it manages to transmit 6,400 Mb / s compared to 5,500 Mb/s today. As an example they say that it can transmit 51.2GB of data in one second. If you have a processor, operating system and storage memory to match, of course.
Another additional improvement that Samsung comments is the thinness. They indicate that thanks to the new manufacturing process they use the final component is 30% thinner, to allow more space to be saved on smartphones. Therefore, we will have to wait until next year to see which are the first smartphones to bring the new Samsung 16 GB RAM for mobile. Perhaps first some models of the own brand and then those of others.