Samsung announced the first LPDDR5X DRAM to the world for smartphones, tablets and laptops. This chip offers notable performance gains over LPDDR5 DRAM – the early stats are impressive to say the least.
According to Samsung, the new design is 1.3 times faster and consumes as much as 20% less energy. It also supports 8.5 Gbps data transfer rates, and the company claims it is about 1.3x faster than the standard LPDDR5, which typically runs at 6.4 Gbps.
“LPDDR5X DRAM offers data processing speeds of up to 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps), which is more than 1.3 times faster than LPDDR5’s 6.4 Gbps. Using the industry’s most advanced 14nm DRAM process technology, it will also consume approximately 20% less power than LPDDR5 memory. In addition, the 16GB LPDDR5X chip will enable up to 64 gigabytes (GB) per memory pack, meeting the growing demand for high-capacity mobile DRAM around the world,” Samsung said in a press release.
Are you coming to the Galaxy S22?
Now the big question is when Samsung plans to use the new LPDDR5 DRAM on their devices for the first time. Many expect South Koreans to bring this update to the upcoming Galaxy S22 or the next foldable model.
The Galaxy S22 is expected to be unveiled in January as part of the quintessential annual Unpacked event.