Today, Samsung officially announces that they have started mass-production of the forthcoming 12GB LPDDR5 DRAM chip. Undoubtedly, the chip will be used in most of the flagship devices of 2020 as Samsung is the market leader of memory semiconductor manufacturing. The newly launched DRAM is well capable of handling 5G and AI tasks like ultra-high-definition video recording and machine learning with great power efficiency.
On this special occasion, Samsung executive vice president of DRAM Product & Technology, Jung-bae Lee quotes:
With mass production of the 12Gb LPDDR5 built on Samsung’s latest second-generation 10-nanometer (nm) class process, we are thrilled to be supporting the timely launch of 5G flagship smartphones for our customers worldwide,
Samsung remains committed to rapidly introducing next-generation mobile memory technologies that deliver greater performance and higher capacity, as we continue to aggressively drive growth of the premium memory market.
When it comes to performance, The LPDDR5 offers 5,500 Mbps processing speed, which is 1.3x faster then the previous generation LPDDR4X RAM. As the company claims, it can transfer 44GB of data in just 1 second, that covers almost 12 Full HD movies with an average size of 3.7GB per movie.
The chip is highly power-efficient with almost 30% less power required to perform the same task then its predecessor. The company also reveals that they are also planning to produce 16GB LPDDR5 RAM next year. All in all, the LPDDR5 DRAM targets future technologies to provide a superfast and immersive experience. Further, the company mentioned shifting to their 2nd plant in Pyeongtaek depending upon the market demand. It is expected one of the company’s upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 10 variant might hold up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.