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Samsung paves the way for smartphones with 6GB RAM

If you believe that 4GB RAM for smartphones is overdoing it a bit, think again. Samsung has paved the way for 6GB RAMs to debut in smartphones in the near future. The company today announced that its mass producing the first 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4)mobile DRAM based on its 20-nm process technology. Samsung says that the newest LPDDR4 is likely to significantly improve adoption of high capacity mobile DRAM across the globe, it brings the largest capacity and highest speed available for a DRAM chip with improved energy efficiency, reliability and ease of design for manufacturers.

According to Samsung the 12Gb LPDDR4 is over 30% faster at 4,266 Mbps than the preceding 20nm-based 8Gb LPDDR4 and also twice as fast as DDR4 DRAM for PCs while reducing energy consumption by 20%. Moreover the manufacturing productivity of the new LPDDr4 has been raised by 50% over the preceding chip. Samsung’s 12Gb LPDDR4 enables 3GB or 6GB of mobile DRAM in a single package using two and four chips respectively, it also happens to be the only solution capable of providing a 6GB LPDDR4 package. The company says that in the next generation of mobile devices 6GB of RAM will enable users to enjoy seamless multitasking and maximum performance, and since the new chip can easily fit in the same space used for 3GB packages, manufacturers won’t have to make major design changes to accommodate the new chip. This appears to be a clear hint that the Galaxy S7 could tout 6GB of RAM, Samsung also expects to serve other platforms with its new LPDDR4 memory such as digital appliances, automotive devices as well as ultra-slim PCs in the future.

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wilfreb
wilfreb

Hahaha those guys saying that TouchWiz lags on newer Galaxy devices, I’m pretty sure that they have not used a Galaxy device since the S5, my Note 3, S5, Note 4 and now S6 are super fast with zero lag, don’t speak if you haven’t used it.

Luis Pascual
Luis Pascual

Did you know that it consumes a lot of RAM to avoid lag? It’s ridiculous…

KAGE2051
KAGE2051

I don’t think going with 6GB of RAM will solve the performance issues most Samsung devices suffer. TouchWiz needs to be optimized in order to get a no-lag experience, even on future mid-low end devices with 2GB of RAM. My motto here is: ‘Optimize the UI first, then add new hardware/software features.’ This means 2017 might be the perfect year for that amount of RAM to debut.

mcbrain
mcbrain

“Unused RAM is wasted RAM” is stupid. Only Google finds it normal at boot, all apps to start in background, even those that have not been used ever before. So the set of preinstalled apps by OEMs and carriers to run in the background need each year more RAM. More RAM means more preinstalled apps and more expensive phones and nothing better for user.

calzone
calzone

No that is NOT stupid, UNIX has done this for ages and it works… And installed apps are not the same as running apps.

mcbrain
mcbrain

Cool story bro…

calzone
calzone

It’s not a story… It’s facts. But if you think you know better, then make your own mobile OS, because every mobile OS does this. But I guess you knew that or is it MCNOBRAIN?

mcbrain
mcbrain

Fact: Insult, fool argument. You have “no brain, … no pain”. As I said “cool story bro…”

calzone
calzone

Troll…

mcbrain
mcbrain

Quod erat demonstrandum!

calzone
calzone

Yes! you proved it. You’re a TROLL:D Congrats one thing you got right all night. Now google Android memory management or stay stupid. Your choice.

EOD Troll.

mcbrain
mcbrain

Sure you forgot to take your medication.

masterross
masterross

6GB or 60GB no matter!
TW will still lag.
So why dont you just fix your FW problems first????

tetra82
tetra82

Weird because my S6 Edge is fast as Hell

ZGRGTZGR
ZGRGTZGR

TW is great in my s5

randyckayy
randyckayy

This RAM question should really be addressed by Android. How come Apple (for or against, no matter) have a great working phone with no lags with only 1Gb of RAM. Is their ios that better than Android?

isroisro
isroisro

IOS is way better than android yes. also the lag is samsung s fault mostly. Other android phones like oppo or sony do not lag. Also battery life is way better on iphones even if they have a smaller battery because of ios needing less resources. Samsung has no creativity. They are blindly going by bigger is better without thinking. They put more and more hardware in their phones then it all lags thanks to touchwiz. I think they are betting on the fact that their customers are middle income or poor and cannot try out more than one phone.… Read more »

mcbrain
mcbrain

Well, if you are so “rich, smart, handsome and famous” just because you have an iPhone and you’re pleased with him, why you’re here trolling? It’s a rhetorical question, answer is obvious.

preime101
preime101

riiiight, and I am the king of Siam…

webergti
webergti

Will while I hate Samsung shitty way to treat there customers and there shitty update policy I hate more ignorant people 1 IOS is way better than android yes Wrong IOS is a really good mobile system and it has couple advantages over Android but in the same way Android has a lot more advantages over IOS it depends on the user but if you look at all the hardware restrictions the Apple has over the IOS devices like NFC Bluetooth Sensors Etc and because is a close source code system and that’s the main reason and mostly where IOS… Read more »

webergti
webergti

The Ram was fix sense with ART instead of Dalvik and the AOT instead of JIT Kit-Kat but only apply to those devices running unmodified version of Android Open Source Project aka AOSP or berry little modified like Cyaongenmod Liquid Smooth Pac AOKP Vanilla Android Base and Google version of Android can run flawless with only 1 GB of Ram in fact Kit-Kat and up can run well with only 500 mb of Ram they just have to render as low Ram memory devices So the answer is yes Android does not need 4 or 6 Gb of Ram but… Read more »

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

Good on Samsung. 6GB is going to be necessary in the future–no way around it. It’s best to be on the forefront of it.

eaglevision
eaglevision

And people probably will have 700mb free ram to use..

calzone
calzone

Since S7 is going to be an Android phone 700MB free RAM is 700MB wasted RAM. Before you complain you should know about RAM management in Android.