Everyone remembers back in the day when smartphones had next to nothing in RAM, then the entire market took a turn when 1GB of RAM became commonplace followed by 2GB of RAM. Samsung introduced 3GB RAM in their Galaxy Note 3 phablet and most high end phones hit that mark today. A phone with 4GB of RAM was introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Note5 that was released last month. Now, if Samsung has their way, we should start seeing 6GB of RAM in our phones in the near future.
By using Samsung’s 20 nanometer process, a mass production of 12Gb LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) DRAM can be created. Samsung claims that the DRAM is going to be 30 percent faster than other 20 nanometer 8GB LPDDR4 along with being twice as fast as DDR4 DRAM on computers. By having a larger amount of RAM in lower end to mid range smartphones, there won’t be as much slow down and higher end phones will be even more powerful at multitasking. Samsung also looks to be sticking with DRAM for the future as they see that more devices other than smartphones such as laptops, auto tech, and appliances will be able to use it.
There hasn’t been word as to which new smartphones will receive the previously unheard of amount of RAM, but we can probably assume either the newest Galaxy from the S line or the newest Note phone will be first on the list to get it. Even if it’s not those specific devices, Samsung will eventually implement 6GB of RAM into their flagship devices, or provide that RAM for someone else’s premium phones.
With Samsung getting ready to add 6GB of RAM in smartphones, do you think you’ll be left with 1GB of RAM free after TouchWiz, or with all of that extra RAM could there be more to spare? Let us know by leaving your comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.[button link=”http://www.pcworld.com/article/2982313/components/samsungs-new-ram-heralds-the-dawn-of-6gb-smartphones.html” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: PC World[/button]
Last Updated on November 27, 2018.