Samsung has admittedly been in the lead and it's not trying to widen the gap even further with the industry's first 8 Gigabit (Gbit) LPDDR5 DRAM, preparing for a future when 5G data connections and AI services are the norm. The new hardware succeeds the 8GB LPDDR4 hardware that entered mass production in 2014. The 16GB DDR5 DRAM which was developed in February is also in the lineup. Samsung will provide its new LPDDR5 in two bandwidths: 6.4Gbps at 1.1V and 5.5Gbps at 1.05V. This chip offers a data rate of 6400 megabits per second (Mbps) which is touted to be 1.5 times as fast as the other DRAM chips used in current flagships of today. For starters, the company has doubled the number of memory "banks" from eight to 16 to allow for higher speed at lower power consumption. This is 14 HD porn videos of 3.7 GB in size beamed to your smartphone in a second. The new chip sets the stage for the transition to LPDDR5 which is more capable for AI-powered mobile applications. Overall, LPDDR5 will provide 30% power reduction over LPDDR4X meaning more performance, and longer lasting battery life of next-gen smartphones.
In terms of power savings, the 10nm-class LPDDR5 has been engineered to lower its voltage in accordance with the operating speed of the corresponding application processor when in active mode to maximize power savings. That said, the company did mention that it plans to mass produce the aforementioned DRAM, along with its previously announced memory standards (DDR5 and GDDR6) soon.
Power consumption has been reduced with Samsung's new LPDRR5 tech, with a new "deep sleep mode" that slices the power consumption to half of what current LPDDR4X offers in "idle mode", which is impressive. It will also be UHD-compatible for mobile devices worldwide.