Samsung has started mass production of the first 8 gigabit (Gb) low-power double data-rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM, which could pave the way for upcoming smartphones to have 4GB of RAM in the near future.
The new mobile DRAM is being made with Samsung's 20nm process, and "offers twice the performance and density" compared to the company's older 4Gb LPDDR3 mobile DRAM. Samsung added that the new chips will allow for a "4 gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 package to be created." Samsung will begin to offer those kinds of RAM packages to mobile device manufacturers sometime in early 2015.
Joo Sun Choi, the Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics, stated"
By initiating production of the 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4, which is even faster than the DRAM for PCs and servers and consumes much less energy, we are contributing to the timely launch of UHD, large-screen flagship mobile devices.