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posted by martyb on Saturday March 16 2019, @11:59PM   Printer-friendly
from the Big-Data-in-a-small-package dept.

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 12 GB LPDDR4X for Smartphones

Samsung announced late on Wednesday that it had started volume production of 12 GB LPDDR4X-4266 memory for high-end smartphones. The chip is currently the highest-density DRAM for mobile applications. The first smartphone to use Samsung's 12 GB LPDDR4X DRAM package will be the company's own Galaxy S10+ handset formally announced last month.

Samsung's 12 GB LPDDR4X package integrates six 16 Gb memory devices featuring a 4266 MT/s data transfer rate at 1.1 Volts and produced using the company's second-generation '10nm-class' process technology (also known as 1y-nm). The 12 GB memory module is 1.1 mm tall, which is a bit higher than standard quad-die LPDDR4X packages (which are thinner than 1 mm), but Samsung has managed to incorporate the device into its latest premium smartphone.

Were the previously announced 12 GB DRAM smartphones using two packages instead of this one thick package?

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday March 17 2019, @01:35AM (1 child)

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Sunday March 17 2019, @01:35AM (#815642) Homepage

    I have no idea why it was being marketed as "tough," It's only a smartphone with a little rubber on the outside. I've dropped them a few times and they often fly apart in 3 pieces (phone, battery, and backplate) but the good thing is that every single fucking time you put those 3 pieces back together, the phone works flawlessly.

    I'd attribute its strength more to its internal design (including the PCBs) than to that silly rubberizing.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 18 2019, @04:18AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 18 2019, @04:18AM (#816252)

    Ditto on the reliability. Thought I was the only one left using one.
    Though being stuck on 4.1.2 is making compatibility with modern apps problematic.
    Keep hoping to find similar reliability in the same form-factor for an update. Still searching.