Samsung has commenced the mass production of its 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM memory chips. Because of the 20nm manufacturing process, the new mobile LPDDR4 chips are reportedly 50% faster than the fastest LPDDR3 memory on the market, while also consuming 40% less power at 1.1 volts.
The 4GB RAM chips will be ready to debut in smartphones and tablets in early 2015. The chances of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 rocking 4GB of RAM is quite high.
The I/O data rate is up to 3,200 megabits per second, a whopping two times faster than the DDR3 DRAM used in PCs. As a result, the the new LPDDR4 RAM can support UHD video recording and playback and continuous shooting of high-resolution images with over 20 megapixels.
Samsung;s VP of Memory sales and marketing, Joo Sun Choi, shared that “by initiating production of 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4, which is even faster than the DRAM for PCs and servers and consumes much less energy, we are contributing to the timely launch of UHD, large-screen flagship mobile devices.”
It’ll be interesting to see what exactly he has in mind when talking about UHD, large-screen mobile devices. CES 2015 is our best bet to see what Joo Sun Choi has in mind.