We may earn a commission for purchases made using our links.

Samsung today announced that it started mass production for its 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, aimed at premium flagship smartphones, and optimized for 5G an AI applications. Samsung first produced its LPDDR5 RAM disk in July last year, and just five months ago started mass production for the 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips.

With mass production of the 12Gb LPDDR5 built on Samsung’s latest second-generation 10-nanometer (nm) class process, we are thrilled to be supporting the timely launch of 5G flagship smartphones for our customers worldwide. Samsung remains committed to rapidly introducing next-generation mobile memory technologies that deliver greater performance and higher capacity, as we continue to aggressively drive growth of the premium memory market — Jung-bae Lee, executive vice president of DRAM Product & Technology, Samsung Electronics

Samsung says the 12Gb LPDDR5 is approximately 1.3 times faster than previous mobile memory LPDDR4X, with a data rate of 5,500 megabits per second (Mb/s). Whether this memory will be the one powering the 5G specced out Galaxy Note10 is yet unknown, but Samsung is planning on developing a 16Gb LPDDR5 next year, which is a good indication of where 5G flagship smartphones are headed in 2020.

You May Also Like
Here’s your first look at the upcoming HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro flagship
The HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro flaunts a dramatically curved waterfall display and a quad camera setup at the back that also includes a periscope camera.
Reno4 Pro
OPPO Reno4 Pro with Snapdragon 720G SoC, AMOLED 90Hz display launched in India
The OPPO Reno4 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 720G, paired with 8GB of RAM.
OnePlus Nord-series smartphone is coming to the US later this year, reveals Carl Pei
The good news is that the US market will get its own OnePlus Nord. The bad news is that we don’t know anything about how it looks or how much it will cost.