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October 20, 2016

Samsung’s vision of the mobile future is 4K-and-VR ready RAM

by John_A

While Samsung’s customers (and stock price) are still reeling from the Galaxy Note 7 immolation debacle, the tech giant is focusing on the future. As such, the company has introduced a new type of memory that should “greatly improve mobile user experiences, especially for those using Ultra HD, large-screen devices,” according to a statement. Specifically, it’s 8GB LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) that takes advantage of 16Gb LPDDR4 chips working in concert with 10-nanometer class process technology. Now, note that’s not 10nm proper, but somewhere between 10-and-20 nanometers. It seems 1-nm is too far in the future for now.

The announcement goes on to expound the silicon’s ability to handle dual cameras, namedrops 4K UHD twice, and VR. More than that, Samsung claims that the chips are more power efficient and will enable even thinner devices than we have now. Long story short, this is where the company sees the future of mobile devices going: More VR, more 4K and, hopefully, batteries that last longer and don’t catch fire between charges.

Source: Samsung

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