Samsung Reveals 6GB High-Speed RAM Chips
Samsung is preparing 6GB memory chips for flagship smartphones and tablets. Samsung today announced it has begun production of 12-gigabit, low power double data rate 4 mobile DRAM based on its 20nm processes. The 12Gb LPDDR4 chip follows the same path set by Samsung's 8Gb module, announced last year. It allows smartphone vendors to create RAM modules up to 6GB by pairing two together. Today's flagships include up to 4GB of RAM, though many still ship with 3GB. According to Samsung, the new 12Gb chip is 30% faster than the previous 8Gb LPDDR4 chip and is 20% more power efficient. The module supports input/output data rates of up to 4.26Gbps, which is swift enough to support 4K video recording and playback, and continuous shooting of images exceeding 20 megapixels. Samsung said it expects to deliver 6GB modules to phone makers in the near future.
Jul 17, 2018
Samsung today announced what it says is the first 10nm 8 Gb LPDDR5 DRAM module for mobile devices. The new memory chip can push data at 6,400 Mbps, or 50% faster than current chips.
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Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
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Samsung today announced the Exynos 9810, its flagship processor for the year, a chip that will likely form the heart of the company's Galaxy S series devices in a few months. The 9810 is built on Samsung's second-generation 10-nanometer FinFET process, which gives it a bump in speed and efficiency.