Samsung just unveiled a 6GB RAM chip during a Mobile Solutions Form event held in Shenzhen, China. Though 6GB of RAM is exactly something new for a smartphone, with a smartphone like Vivo already touting it, it is an impressive feature, especially because it’s not found on most of the current smartphones. What makes the chip from the Korean OEM particularly groundbreaking is the fact that it is housed in a small 10nm package, which promises a faster and more efficient processing experience. Because the new RAM is built on a small lithography, it is said to not only take up less space, but it also makes use of less resources, reducing the amount of time it takes to power up as well as data processing.
As expected, the rumor mill has already began speculating that the 10 nanometer 6GB LPDDR4 DRAM could be powering the yet to be released Samsung Galaxy Note 6. Samsung has maintained an utmost secrecy on the Galaxy Note 6, even though a ton of details have already been leaked about what type of features and specs we can expect from the Galaxy Note 5 successor.
It seems that advancements to processors and RAM chips are playing a major part in the evolution of smartphones, especially considering there hasn’t been much of a breakthrough in the battery technology, currently powered by lithium ion. It is essential that much more efficient processors and RAM are introduced to effectively make use of the limited battery capacity currently available. Over the years we have seen a dramatic increase in the computing power incorporated in mobile phones without an equivalent increase seen in battery capacities. Smartphone manufacturers are making efforts to change this, for instance we have witnessed Samsung increase their battery capacities to match a better efficiency with each newly launched Galaxy generation. The Galaxy Note 6 for example is rumored to come bearing a battery capacity ranging between 3,600 and 4,000 mAh, much larger than its predecessor, which had just a 3,000 mAh battery package.
Samsung leads the pack in offering the best in flash memory, even more with the showcasing of their new chip. What are your thoughts on this new chip? Let us know in the comments.
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April 16 2019