DRAM

Samsung 2nd generation 10-nano level mobile DRAM mass-production begins

Samsung has begun the mass production of the second-generation, 10-nanometer-class (1y-nm) LPDDR4X (Low Power, Double Data Rate, 4X) DRAM.

Netherlands may get up to 8GB RAM in the Galaxy Note 9

The next step up from here is 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. But will it happen in places other than Asia and Benelux?

Moto Z3 Play in Brazil has 6GB RAM configuration

The Moto Z3 Play is pretty darn costly in one of Motorola’s most popular markets, Brazil. Might as well make another option really worth customers’ whiles.

Class action building against Samsung, SK Hynix over RAM price hikes

Prices for RAM chips fell by 60 percent between 2014 and 2016. And then the prices started to go back up. And everyone’s smartphones and laptops were just a bit more expensive.

SanDisk 400GB microSD card price cut deepens

With fewer phones these days taking in microSD cards, especially those above 128GB or even 256GB, perhaps this $180 card is a bit out of place…

Indian pricing for OnePlus 6 is as bad as we’re thinking it is

Well, at least in affirming that price increases are inevitable with every new OnePlus phone. But there’s that nasty $750 price point for the top-end OnePlus 6 again.
Huawei P20 teaser

What the Huawei P20 camera system will miss from the Pro

Some changes have been made between the camera systems of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro and the details of those are right here.

One snapshot has OnePlus 6 watchers worried about their wallets

If the internal presentation slide is to be believed, there is no reason not to believe that the OnePlus 6 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will cost $749 in the US.

Europe will see one variant of Huawei P20, P20 pro each

The P20 is reportedly coming with 4GB of RAM while the P20 pro should have 6GB. Both may get 128GB of storage. And that’s it. And the prices reported should be it.

ZTE Blade V9 will launch at MWC 2018 with multitude of memory options

Three main combinations of RAM and storage have surfaced and there’s an assertion that this metal-and-glass phone will remain “quite affordable.”

Weibo rumors take on Galaxy S9 memory configurations

While some prospective Galaxy fans will be disappointed about the most standard of the offerings, those who can afford to buy above and beyond could be in for a treat.

Samsung Electronics appoints three new co-CEOs, announces full record-setting Q3 2017 results

Samsung Electronics is keen to avoid a leadership “vacuum” with a younger new generation of managers while making even more money during Q3 than Q2 2017.

OPPO F5 will split on RAM, OPPO F5 Youth drops a selfie camera

Dual selfie cameras on the two main models with one getting more RAM than the other. The Youth loses out on the extra selfie shooter.

Hurry and save at least 25 percent off SanDisk microSD cards tonight!

Amazon has discounts starting from 25 percent on microSD cards and memory sticks and stubs for Android and iOS devices through 3am Eastern on October 17.

Toshiba decides to sell chip business to SK Hynix group, backed by Apple

The mobile memory chip market is dominated by Samsung and SK Hynix may be able to finally take on its domestic cohort with this deal.

Analysts predict two more record-breaking quarters for Samsung this year

Samsung could enjoy three consecutive quarters of record profits this year, with Q3 and Q4 tallies projected at $12.5 billion and $13.6 billion.

SanDisk releases 400GB microSD card for $249.99

It’ll take a while yet before we have 2TB microSD cards to really push storage potentials on smartphones, but in the meantime, how about 400GB?

Latest iOS 11 beta clears up a bunch of cruft from disk

On a 16GB iPhone, the update freed up near 1GB of space. You’ll probably get more out of it with a higher capacity disk. But will iOS 11 finish lighter?

Samsung is officially the world’s top chipmaker, Intel likely to settle for second place overall this year

For the first time in almost 25 years, someone other than Intel leads the semiconductor industry. The new king is Samsung, and its 2017 crown looks safe.

Broadcom and Western Digital in the lead for Toshiba chip business

Toshiba is the world’s second biggest producer of flash memory chips for smartphones. Foxconn is also said to have a chance at the business.

Foxconn joins forces with Apple and Amazon to make Toshiba an unrefusable offer for its memory chips

It doesn’t sound like Toshiba’s coveted NAND flash memory business will be up for grabs much longer, with Foxconn, Apple and Amazon ready to pay up.

Playing the hardware lottery with the Galaxy S8 (Video)

Samsung promoted the Galaxy S8 featuring UFS 2.1 memory. Testers called out the company, finding UFS 2.0 speeds. It then hid the spec line from the public.

Is the 128GB OnePlus 3T discontinued? [UPDATE: No, just sold out]

After some detective work on parts sourcing and, at one point, OnePlus flat out waving the doscontinuation flag, what is the fate of this premium model?

Huawei P10 memory issues explained but not resolved, screen coating tech revised

It’s not surprising to hear Huawei P10 memory speed inconsistencies are caused by supply shortages, but the problem’s “fix” is certainly disappointing.

Huawei P10 memory chip speeds worryingly inconsistent between eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.1

Critics across social media are inferring from benchmarks and other evidence that Huawei is using different grades of RAM and flash storage chips.