Samsung is set to change the smartphone RAM paradigm with its new 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM. The smartphone manufacturer company has recently completed its test of the first prototype of the chip. The chip will power 5G AI-powered phones in the future.
In an official blog post, Samsung announced the chip by labeling it as “Industry’s First 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM for 5G and AI-Powered Mobile Applications.”
As compared to contemporary LPDDR4X chips, the new LPDDR5 chip offers 1.5 times data transfer speeds. With the impressive data rate of 6,400 Mb/s the chip can download 51.2 GBs of data per second. Roughly, it’s around 14 FHD videos in second.
Samsung will launch the 10 nm chip in two bandwidth variants. The one with 6,400Mb/s will operate at 1.1V, and the other variant (5,500Mb/s) at 1.05V. For making these chips, Samsung has tweaked architectural designs. Memory banks have been doubled from 8 to 16 for higher speeds.
Another highlighting feature of LPDDRR5 chip is the ‘deep sleep mode’ which is slated to reduce power consumption by 30% which will lead to increased battery life in smartphones.
Samsung’s senior vice president of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung Electronics Jinman Han said, “This development of 8Gb LPDDR5 represents a major step forward for low-power mobile memory solutions. We will continue to expand our next-generation 10nm-class DRAM lineup as we accelerate the move toward greater use of premium memory across the global landscape.”
Now that the testing phase has been completed, Samsung will begin the mass production of chips at its high profile infrastructure facility in Pyeongtaek, Korea as per the demand from global customers.