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Samsung Announces it is Producing 3GB LPDDR3 RAM for Future Smartphones

When Samsung announced that it had made an 8-core smartphone processor breakthrough back in January, many enthusiasts hoped that their then next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, would come with 3 or 4 GB of RAM to complement the high processing power of the Exynos Octa-core CPU.  This, however, did not happen, as the Galaxy S4 was launched with 2 GB of RAM and all other portable devices launched after it have 2 GB RAM.  The soon to come Galaxy Note 3 is also rumored to come with 2 GB RAM.  Samsung has however triggered hopes that their next high end devices will have more RAM as it is going to start manufacturing 3 GB 3GB LPDDR3 RAM modules for smartphones.

Samsung 3GB LPDDR3 Chips

Barely a week after it made the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor official, Samsung revealed that the first mass production of the 3GB RAM chips for smartphones will kick off soon, indicating that the company may be setting the stage for a fierce RAM and processor capacity in the high end smartphone and tablet arena.  The 3GB LPDDR3 RAM chip makes use of 6 chips, each 20 nanometers, stacked together in 2 piles.  The chips will ultimately be just 0.8mm high meaning that despite the increase in RAM capacity, Samsung’s high end smartphones would still be thin if not thinner.  These new chips are also capable of driving data speeds up to an unprecedented 2,133Mbps per pin.

Samsung’s Executive Vice President of Memory Sales & Marketing, Young-Hyun Jun said:

“Three gigabyte mobile DRAM will be adopted in the most up-to-date, high-end smartphones starting in the second half of this year – an initial adoption that will expand to most high-end smartphones worldwide next year.  We will develop a new 3GB LPDDR3 solution based on four LPDDR3 DRAM chips by symmetrically stacking two chips on each side, which will boost smartphone performance to the next level by year-end.”

This may be a clear indication that the new RAM may even be equipped in the Galaxy Note 3 phablet whose images are already doing rounds online and is expected to be announced within a month or 2.  Samsung is currently the leading smartphone and tablet manufacturer globally and from the look of things, it is determined to keep it that way.  The company may have a lot more surprises tech-wise including 128 GB memory modules for future smartphones and tablets and one-of-a-kind wearable device dubbed ‘Samsung Gear’ to come in September.

We expect more rumors and leaks on smartphone specs and features before and during the Samsung Developer Conference to be held this October.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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