New Samsung RAM chips could herald age of 3GB smartphones

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The idea of smartphones with not 1GB, not 2GB, but 3GB of RAM has been kicking around for the longest time. So far, we’ve yet to see any such beasts, but it finally may be time for that to change. Rumors have been back-and-forth on the possibility of the upcoming LG G2 arriving with 3GB of memory, while they’ve been a little more consistent for the idea of the Galaxy Note III getting the same. Of course, it’s easy to talk about 3GB phones when we don’t have to sweat all the details – even if you wanted to make a phone like this, how exactly would you go about doing it? Enter Samsung, which today announced the start of mass production of 3GB RAM chips for phones.

Space is key when we’re talking about components intended for mobile devices, and this 3GB RAM chip measures a scant 0.8 millimeters thick. That small package results in what Samsung calls “the highest density mobile memory solution for next-generation smartphones.”

There’s still no confirmation that we’ll see such chips specifically in the Note III, but in this announcement, Samsung is clear that’s the direction it’s heading, explaining, “three gigabyte mobile DRAM will be adopted in the most up-to-date, high-end smartphones starting in the second half of this year − an initial adoption that will expand to most high-end smartphones worldwide next year.”

Source: Samsung
Via: Engadget

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