Samsung, the tech giant today, announces that it has started mass production of the world’s first 12GB LPDDR4X UFS multichip package (uMCP). The company made this announcement at Samsung’s annual tech Day event at their Device Solutions America headquarters in San Jose, California.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”zxikm5d3e04a8f1451″]
Coming to the uMCP (multi-chip package) includes UFS 3.0 storage with 12GB LPDDR4X RAM, which will power Samsung’s both high and mid-range smartphones from 2020.
Sewon Chun, Executive Vice president of Samsung’s Memory Marketing, stated in an official newsroom,
Leveraging our leading-edge 24-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4X chips, we can offer the highest mobile DRAM capacity of 12GB not only for high-end smartphones but also for mid-range devices. Samsung will continue to support our smartphone-manufacturing customers with on-time development of next-generation mobile memory solutions, bringing enhanced smartphone experiences to many more users around the globe.
By integrating four of the 24Gb LPDDR4X chips (including the current 1y-nanometer procedure innovation) and ultra-fast eUFS 3.0 NAND storage into a single plan.
12GB LPDDR4X uMCP: four 24Gb (3GB) chips + eUFS 3.0
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The company also announced an alternative for the mid-range smartphones with 10GB of RAM, by merely combining two 24Gb LPDDR4X chips + 16Gb LPDDR4X chips.
10GB LPDDR4X uMCP: two 24Gb (3GB) chips + two 16Gb (2GB) chips + eUFS 3.0
According to the company, LPDDR4X RAM delivers up to 4,266 Mbps of speed based on the 16Gb RAM chips, while the lastest one is based on 24Gb chip instead. The new 12GB uMCP can support 4K video recording, AI, and machine learning for the mid-range devices.
With this innovation, Samsung is going to have some advantages in the mid-range mobile market, especially for gamers and multi-taskers. Although, 12GB of RAM is huge for an Android device, but with the rising of mobile technology and mobile gaming era, people expect to have better hardware on smartphones.