South Korean electronics company Samsung has launched a 12GB LPDDR4X mobile DRAM. According to the company, it is the industry’s first 12-gigabyte (GB) low-power double data rate 4X (LPDDR4X) package and is claimed to feature higher capacity than most ultra-thin notebooks.
Announcing the mass production of the new mobile DRAM, the company in a press statement said that the DRAM will enable smartphone users to take full advantage of all features in next-generation smartphones. The 12GB mobile DRAM will help smartphone makers maximize potential of devices with features like 5 cameras, artificial intelligence support, 5G capabilities. Its 1.1mm thickness allows for sleeker smartphone designs in addition to ultra-large high-resolution screens.
Smartphone users will be able to experience faster multitasking and browser search along with easy navigating through apps. The mobile memory is said to deliver a data transfer rate of 34.1GB per second.
The 12GB capacity was achieved by combining six 16-GB LPDDR4X chips based on the second-generation 10nm-class process into a single package, providing more space for the smartphone battery.
To recall, the company introduced its 1GB mobile DRAM in 2011. The MEMORY capacity was further increased to 6GB in 2015 and 8GB in 2016.
“With mass production of the new LPDDR4X, Samsung is now providing a comprehensive lineup of advanced memory to power the new era of smartphones, from 12GB mobile DRAM to 512GB eUFS 3.0 storage,” said Sewon Chun, executive vice president of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “Moreover, with the LPDDR4X, we’re strengthening our position as the premium mobile memory maker best positioned to accommodate rapidly growing demand from global smartphone manufacturers.”