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New Samsung Chips Will Extend Smartphone Battery Life

Samsung is beginning mass production of its new memory chips which the company claims will improve the efficiency and lower the battery drain of premium smartphones and other mobile applications.

Compared to chips used in other flagship smartphones, the first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer-class (1y-nm), LPDDR4X (Low Power, Double Data Rate, 4X) DRAM features up to a 10 per cent power reduction while maintaining the same data rate of 4,266Mbps.

Sewon Chun, SVP memory sales & marketing at Samsung Electronics says, “The advent of 10nm-class mobile DRAM will enable significantly enhanced solutions for next-generation, flagship mobile devices that should first hit the market late this year or the first part of 2019.

“We will continue to grow our premium DRAM lineup to lead the ‘high-performance, high capacity, and low power’ memory segment to meet the market demand and strengthen our business competitiveness.”

Samsung says it has created an 8GB LPDDR4X mobile DRAM package by combining four of the 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM chips (16Gb=2GB). This four-channel package can realize a data rate of 34.1GB per second and its thickness has been reduced more than 20 percent from the 1st-gen package, enabling OEMs to design slimmer yet more effective mobile devices.

With its LPDDR4X advancements, Samsung will be rapidly expanding its share of mobile DRAM in the market by providing a variety of high-capacity products, including 4GB, 6GB and 8GB LPDDR4X packages.

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