samsung 8gb ram modules 3

We’re one step closer to smartphones with 8GB of RAM today, as Samsung rolls out the industry’s first 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM package. Aimed at high-end mobile phones, ultra-thin notebooks and tablets, the new module utilizes four of the latest 16 Gb LPDDR4 memory chips and Samsung’s advanced 10nm process technology.

Samsung’s 8GB LPDDR4 package is said to be twice as fast as the DDR4 DRAM modules found in PCs (which typically work at 2,133 Mbps per pin), operating at up to 4,266 Mbps. The Korean manufacturer stated that the technology could help “enable virtual machine operation and smoother 4K UHD video playback” in its announcement.

Back in December 2014, Samsung introduced the industry’s first 4GB LPDDR4 module. However, the Samsung Galaxy S6 flagship, released later in April 2015, didn’t feature the new tech. In its press release, Samsung did not disclose when its new 8GB DRAM module would likely reach consumers.

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