Samsung starts mass productions of its 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM packages

Samsung starts mass productions of its 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM modules

Samsung starts mass productions of its 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM packages

Samsung has started to mass-produce 16GB LPDDR5 memory chips, next-generation smartphone memory packages that rival the capacities of modern gaming PCs. 

This announcement comes around six months after Samsung’s confirmation that it started producing its 12GB LPDDR5 memory chips, showcasing significant advancements since July 2019. This memory is designed to power next-generation smartphones, notebooks and future 5G and AI devices. 

With their 2nd Generation 10nm-class 16GB LPDDR5 memory packages, Samsung hopes to enable device makers to create the next generation of flagship smartphones, with the company’s latest 5,500 Mbps modules offering a 1.3x increase in speed over the company’s existing 4,266Mbps LPDDR4X modules while consuming 20% less power. With Samsung’s new LPDDR5 modules also offering a 2x capacity increase, it is clear to see why Samsung is excited about its latest DRAM technology. 

Using their latest memory packages, Samsung can deliver users heightened DRAM performance and a 2x capacity increase while consuming less power than LPDDR4X memory.    

In the second half of 2020, Samsung plans to offer new LPDDR5 modules using its 3rd generation 10nm-class process tech to deliver 16Gb LPDDR5 products with speeds of 6,400 Mbps. These chips will enable higher levels of DRAM performance while also making higher capacity DRAM packages possible.  

Like all of Samsung’s memory announcements, it is unclear when we will see Samsung’s latest 16GB LPDDR5 memory packages inside shipping products, as 16GB DRAM modules are only suitable for the most premium of smartphones. That said, these modules will prove useful for future notebooks, smart devices and in automotive computing. 

Samsung starts mass productions of its 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM modules

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