Samsung was not going to stop there. After the 12 Gb RAM subcomponents for smartphones, the Korean sets the bar even higher with, today, the massive production of 16 Gb models. Thanks to to the EUV manufacturing process (Extreme UltraViolet) in 10nm of third generation developed by the brand (“1z”), that this little miracle is made possible.
The devices that will carry these new little monsters will arrive very quickly in our hands. Samsung announces planned implementations in a very large number of smartphones in 2021, starting – no doubt – by his own.
Compared to 12 Gb sub-components produced since mid-2019 by Samsung (“1y” engraving process), the 16 Gb model is – according to its progenitor – 16% faster, while offering more space for data.
In Samsung’s labs, it would have been flashed at 6400 Mbits / s against 5500 Mbits / s for the previous generation. By extrapolation, Samsung explains that if such components are stacked to form 16 GB LPDDR5 modules, it would be possible to transfer up to 51.2 GB per second … the equivalent of a Blu-ray double layer.
The Korean also indicates that these components will be able to find their place on platforms dedicated to advanced and specialized automotive platforms because they would work even in extreme environmental conditions.
For slim and / or folding smartphones, with AI, and 5G in it
Samsung assures that in the age of Artificial Intelligence and 5G, this type of module will give a significant boost to all devices that will carry them.
Samsung also specifies that the new arrivals are 30% smaller than the old ones. This will allow them to be implanted in thin devices or – at random – at folding screen. This reduction in size is easily explained: to create a 16 Gb (GB) LPDDR5 module with 16 Gb components, only eight sub-components are required. Previously, to achieve the same amount, it was necessary to stack 12 subcomponents in all (eight of 12 Gbits + four of 8 Gbits).