Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology has just announced that it has started mass producing the industry's first 8 gigabit (Gb) low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company's leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. LPDDR memories are the most widely used "working memory" for mobile devices worldwide.
Samsung's 4GB LPDDR4 package was chosen as an Honoree of the 2015 CES Innovation Awards in the Embedded Technologies category. In winning this award, Samsung became the only company that has won the CES Innovation Awards for three consecutive years with its mobile DRAM solutions, as the company's 2GB LPDDR3 and 3GB LPDDR3 were honored in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
In layman's language, one can expect Galaxy S6 to come enthrusted with 4GB mobile RAM to offer high density mobile memory technology.
At the same time, Samsung Galaxy S6 is reportedly tipped to feature a QHD (2560 x 1440) display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 16 or 20MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, come in 32/64/128GB storage options, among other highlighted features.
No further information is current available besides a release date planned sometime in March 2015. With the Galaxy S6 reportedly being developed inside Samsung's Korean HQ under the codename 'Project Zero', it is largely believed the handset will be the biggest update yet to the company's flagship phone line, hence the industry insider are expecting the first 8 gigabit (Gb) low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM to come integrated in the flagship.
The new 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4 offers twice the performance and density compared to 4Gb LPDDR3 which was based on 20nm-class process technology. The new 8Gb LPDDR4 chip allows a 4 gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 package to be created.
"By initiating production of the 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4, which is even faster than the DRAM for PCs and servers and consumes much less energy, we are contributing to the timely launch of UHD, large-screen flagship mobile devices," said Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "As this major advancement in mobile memory demonstrates, we will continue to closely collaborate with global mobile device manufacturers to optimize DRAM solutions, making them suitable for next-generation mobile OS environments."