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Samsung says 4GB of RAM is coming to smartphones

News by Andrew Kameka on Monday December 30, 2013.

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Samsung Electronics, the division of Samsung that focuses on building components for its mobile unit and many other manufacturers, has announced the new 8Gb mobile DRAM that will lead to faster and more efficient phones when they find their way into devices next year. Samsung claims this is the first eight gigabit low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM that will have "the highest level of density, performance, and energy efficiency."

The new set-up will include have up to 1 GB of RAM per die, so Samsung can have four chips together to supply 4GB of RAM to a smartphone or tablet. To put that in perspective, many laptops are sold with that amount of RAM, so it's a big jump for mobile devices to start heading into that kind of territory. Samsung promises that the chips will support data transfer rates twice as fast what's currently in production, perform 50 percent better, and use 40 percent less energy.

Samsung's new RAM setup won't come standard in every smartphone, but it will be used for the "premium mobile market." The 4K (Ultra HD) smartphones released in 2014 will utilize the upgrades in RAM, and so too will some tablets and select laptops.

source: Samsung

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