Samsung begins mass production of 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM for upcoming premium phones

Samsung 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM

“The Samsung 16GB LPDDR5 RAM offers data transfer rates of 5,500 MB/s, enables enhanced 5G and AI features, including gaming and smart photography”

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing industry’s first 16GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM package for next-generation premium smartphones. Samsung says that it will lead the premium mobile memory market and enables enhanced 5G and AI features, including gaming and smart photography. The 16GB LPDDR5 RAM offers data transfer rates of 5,500 MB/s, which is around 1.3 times faster than the LPDDR4 RAM. The new mobile DRAM is capable of delivery 20-percent energy savings compared to 8GB memory. It is being manufactured using a second-gen 10nm production technique.

While Samsung continues to expand LPDDR5 DRAM production at its pyeongtaek site, the company is also planning on mass producing 16GB LPDDR5 based on 3rd-gen 10nm-class processor technology in the latter half of the year, which is in-line with the development of a 6,400Mb/s chipset. The 16GB LPDDR5 consists of eight 12GB chips and four 8GB chips, equipping premium smartphones with twice the DRAM capacity found in many higher-end laptops and gaming PCs today. Samsung has already launched the world’s first smartphone with a 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, called the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Cheol Choi, senior vice president of memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics, said, “Samsung has been committed to bringing memory technologies to the cutting edge in allowing consumers to enjoy amazing experiences through their mobile devices. We are excited to stay true to that commitment with our new, top-of-the-line mobile solution for global device manufacturers. With the introduction of a new product lineup based on our next-generation process technology later this year, Samsung will be able to address future memory demands from global customers fully.”

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