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Samsung rolls out 8GB low power DRAM package

Vendor introduces first 8GB low power, double data rate 4 mobile DRAM offering

The new 8GB LPDDR4 operates at up to 4,266Mbps.
The new 8GB LPDDR4 operates at up to 4,266Mbps.

Samsung Electronics, has introduced the first 8GB low power, double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM package, which is expected to greatly improve mobile user experiences, especially for those using ultra HD, large-screen devices.

According to the company, the 8GB mobile DRAM package utilises four of the newest 16GB LPDDR4 memory chips and advanced 10-nanometer (nm)-class process technology.

"The advent of our powerful 8GB mobile DRAM solution will enable more capable next-generation, flagship mobile devices around the world," said Joo Sun Choi, executive vice president, Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "We will continue to provide advanced memory solutions offering the highest values and leading-edge benefits to meet the escalating needs of devices having dual camera, 4K UHD and VR features."

The company said the new 8GB LPDDR4 operates at up to 4,266Mbps, which is twice as fast as DDR4 DRAM for PCs working typically at 2,133 Mbps per pin.

Samsung stated that while many high-end ultra-slim note PCs use 8GB of DRAM currently, Samsung's new 8GB LPDDR4 package will help other next-generation mobile devices take full advantage of its extremely high capacity.

The vendor added equipping tablets with 8GB of LPDDR4 will enable virtual machine operation and smoother 4K UHD video playback and popular features of many premium PCs.

The Samsung 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM provides much more efficient power consumption thanks to its use of the latest 10nm-class process technology and Samsung's proprietary low-power circuit design, the company added.