After the LPDDR4X standard, Samsung is ready to take mobile computing to the next plateau, as the Korean giant has announced that mass production of the industry's first 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, a component that has been optimized for 5G and AI features for future smartphones.
Additionally, Samsung plans on mass producing 12-gigabyte (GB) LPDDR5 packages later this month, which each package combining eight of the 12Gb chips. This reveals that future premium devices will demand the best when it comes to faster, more efficient memory, and Samsung wants to be ahead of the curve in both supply and demand.
Data rate will be 5,500 Mbps (per pin), compared to 4,266 Mbps for LPDDR4X [wikipedia.org], with up to 30% less power consumption. Future LPDDR5 chips could hit 6,400 Mbps.
TFA assumes that Samsung will start producing 16Gb LPDDR5 chips next year. Smartphones with 16 GB of DRAM are sure to follow.
Samsung press release [samsung.com].
Previously: Samsung Announces LPDDR5 DRAM Prototype Before Specification is Finalized [soylentnews.org]
Samsung Begins Mass Producing 12 GB DRAM Packages for Smartphones [soylentnews.org]