I know I’m an editor for GadgeTell, but in all honesty I got an iPhone 5S for Christmas. I know I know, but there’s no need to yell! Anyways, my point is that just because I have an iPhone doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate this awesome news care of Samsung.
So let’s cut to the chase. Samsung Electronics has announced a new chip that would enable smartphones and tablets to come with up to 4GB of RAM. In other words, Samsung has developed the industry’s first 8 Gigabit LPDDR4 mobile DRAM. So, if a smartphone or tablet were to combine four of these, that device can get up to 4 GB of RAM, according to Samsung.
Just to give you some perspective: today most smartphones have 2GB of RAM, although Samsung’s Galaxy Note has 3 GB.
So what does this mean for future smartphones? Faster, more responsive applications and higher resolution displays. Plus, consumers can expect better battery life.
Say it with me now:
So when will these super chips from Samsung be available? Supposedly, the chip will start shipping next year.
According to Samsung, some of the devices will have 4K or UHD screens:
“With the new chip, Samsung will focus on the premium mobile market including large screen UHD smartphones, tablets and ultra-slim notebooks that offer four times the resolution of full-HD imaging, and also on high-performance network systems, ” said Samsung.
Stay tuned for more Samsung news on the way care of CES 2014.