Samsung begins mass production of 12GB LPDDR4X RAM for smartphones

“Samsung’s 12GB LPDDR4X RAM chips are claimed to deliver data transfer rate of 34.1GB per second and feature higher capacity than most ultra-thin notebooks”

Samsung has begun the mass production of the world’s highest-capacity 12GB LPDDR4X RAM chips. The new mobile DRAM is the first 12GB LPDDR4X package for upcoming high-end smartphones in the industry. It features higher capacity than most ultra-thin notebooks, which will allow smartphone users to take full advantage of the features in next-generation smartphones.

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Samsung 12GB LPDDR4X RAM

The company has achieved this by combining six 16GB LPDDR4X chips based on the second-generation 10nm-class (1y-nm) process into a single package, providing more space for the smartphone battery. The new 12GB mobile memory is claimed to deliver data transfer rate of 34.1GB per second while minimising the increase in power consumption. 

Sewon Chun, executive vice president of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics, said, “With mass production of the new LPDDR4X, Samsung is now providing a comprehensive lineup of advanced memory to power the new era of smartphones, from 12GB mobile DRAM to 512GB eUFS 3.0 storage. Moreover, with the LPDDR4X, we’re strengthening our position as the premium mobile memory maker best positioned to accommodate rapidly growing demand from global smartphone manufacturers.”

With 12GB LPDDR4X RAM, smartphone vendors will be able to support more than five cameras, bigger displays, as well as AI and 5G capabilities. The 1.1-millimetre thickness will help reduce the thickness of the smartphones too. Samsung plans to more than triple the supply of its 1y-nm-based 8GB and 12GB mobile DRAM during the second half of 2019 at its Pyeongtaek, Korea plant.