A few years ago, smartphones with 1 GB of RAM were considered sufficient to meet the needs of mobile computing. After all, we had access to much more computing power on our desktops, which were more suited to managing operations that required this kind of computer prowess. All this is now a forgotten past, as we started to switch to smartphones capable of powering desktop experiences and, therefore, requiring an absurd amount of RAM. Recent devices, such as the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 +, are available in variants with 12 GB of RAM. and now, we will likely see a lot more of these devices in the future, as Samsung announced the launch of the 12-GB LPDDR4X RAM chip serial production for these smartphones.
These 12GB DRAM chips will fuel the experiences of tomorrow's premium smartphones, enabling users to take full advantage of all the features of the next generation of flagship smartphones. The 12GB capacity of these chips was achieved by combining six 16GB LPDDR4X chips based on the 10nm (1y-nm) second generation process into a single 1.1mm chip. The 1y-nm technology also allows a data transfer rate of 34.1 GB / s while minimizing the increase in power consumption. These 12GB DRAM chips, combined with Samsung's 512GB eUFS 3.0 storage, will be used in the future for high-end smartphones with more than five cameras, large screens and perhaps multiple displays, as well as AI and 5G.
Samsung plans to increase the offer of its 8Gb and 12GB DRAMs based on 1y nm in the second half of 2019 to more than triple the existing offering to meet the expected strong demand. If you want the best possible technology in your pocket, expect your portfolio to continue to lighten in the coming months and years.
What do you think of Samsung's 12GB LPDDR4X DRAM memory for smartphones? What is the ideal amount of RAM for your use? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Samsung Press Room
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