Samsung has announced that it will kick off mass production of the world's first 16GB LPDDR5 RAM package for future smartphones. Last year, the Korean giant stated that it started mass production of 12GB LPDDR5 RAM [wccftech.com]. For 2020, Samsung has taken that production dial to the next phase and claims that the new RAM packages will enable users to experience enhanced 5G and AI features ranging from graphic-rich gaming and smart photography.
According to the company, the data transfer rate for the 16GB LPDDR5 [package] is 5500Mb/s (megabits per second), making it significantly faster than the previous-generation LPDRR4X RAM package, which peaks out at 4266Mb/s. That's not the only benefit of using these chips, because compared to an 8GB LPDDR4X package, the new mobile DRAM can deliver more than 20 percent power savings while offering twice the memory capacity.
16 GB DRAM packages could also be used in single board computers and other compact systems. For example, the BCM2711 SoC used in the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B can theoretically address up to 16 GB of memory [twitter.com].
Samsung press release [samsung.com].
Previously: Samsung Announces 8 GB DRAM Package for Mobile Devices [soylentnews.org]
Samsung Announces LPDDR5 DRAM Prototype Before Specification is Finalized [soylentnews.org]
Samsung Begins Mass Producing 12 GB DRAM Packages for Smartphones [soylentnews.org]
Samsung Mass Producing LPDDR5 DRAM (12 Gb x 8 for 12 GB Packages) [soylentnews.org]
Get Ready for Smartphones with 16 GB of RAM [soylentnews.org]