Samsung Creates New Chip to Increase RAM of Its Devices to 4GB

Samsung Creates New ChipSamsung has developed a new chip that could make it possible to build devices with RAM of up to 4GB. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer has announced the development of 8-Gigabit low power double data rate (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM, which would be the first of its kind in the industry.

The company said that through combining all four of those, any high-end smartphone or tablet could possibly obtain up to 4GB of RAM. This new technology would not be exclusive to Samsung, though. It hinted that it would share the new chip to other manufacturers.

To date, most of the expensive handsets in the market have RAM of up to 2GB. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is considered as among the most powerful as it has up to 3GB of RAM. Apparently, the company does not want to stop there. It aims to further boost RAM of its smartphones and tablets.

Performance improvement

The memory increase would certainly and logically result to performance improvement. It would also facilitate faster and more responsive applications. The new chip would also open the possibilities for more advanced and impressive features and even make displays take higher resolutions.

Moreover, any product that would use the new chip is set to consume less power compared to the power consumption of most memory chipsets in the market today. This would be an ideal feature for future smartphones and tablets, which need to have longer battery life and better efficiency.

Future plans

Samsung plans to begin shipment of the newly developed chip next year. The company plans to initially use it in its larger screen smartphones, ultra-slim notebooks, and tablets. Some of those devices would also feature UHD or 4K screens. However, it refused to share more details about those planned products.

Samsung is expected to demonstrate the power of its next-generation mobile devices, which would be powered by the International CES trade show to be held next week in Las Vegas. Last week, the company started running teasers about its own updated Twitter app. On its Twitter account, Samsung announced the upcoming launch of Exynos, the new mobile processor from the company that would be formally launched on January 7.

Meanwhile, Qualcomm recently unveiled its Snapdragon 805 processor. That runs up to four cores with up to 2.5GHz. It is also expected to be part of commercial devices that will be available starting the first half of 2014.

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