Samsung unveils mobile industry’s first 8Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, hello UHD displays

Samsung unveils mobile industry’s first 8Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, hello UHD displaysSmartphone flagships are already ridiculously fancy, but as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At the Drive-in, Mars Volta) once said: “If you're not moving forward, you're stagnant.”

No risk of stagnation in the smartphone world, Omar, with the industry constantly looking for ways to improve, and on that note we turn our attention to Samsung’s spanking new 8Gb LPDDR4 DRAM.

Interestingly, we’re skipping the rumour stage, and going straight into an official announcement on the official Samsung Tomorrow global blog.

Needless to say, there are all sorts of claims that will fly over your average man’s head (I’m lumping myself in that category), but even Joe Beercan can surely appreciate the promise of 50% higher performance than the fastest LPDDR3 or DDR3 memory, and 40% less energy consumption.

Ultimately, the 8Gb LPDDR4 DRAM will welcome faster performance, enhanced multitasking goodness, more efficient battery use, and – last but not least – higher resolution displays.

Indeed, Samsung says its 8Gb LPDDR4 DRAM will function with UHD displays, at four times the resolution of plain old HD. Let the is-there-any-point debates commence.

There’s already speculation that the 8Gb LPDDR4 DRAM will feature in the imminent Samsung Galaxy S5, but we’re thinking it might be a bit soon for that. Samsung says only that the technology will be unleashed “in 2014”.

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