Samsung has verified that it has achieved transfer speeds of 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) thanks to 14nm LPDDR5X DRAM on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform, likely to be in the next Samsung Galaxy S23 series to be unveiled in 2023 .
The Korean electronics giant claims this provides the fastest transfer speeds available in the mobile industry.
DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) is a type of semiconductor memory located close to the CPU that can provide faster access to data than compared to storage media such as hard drives and solid state drives (opens in a new tab).
What does this mean for consumers?
Samsung has previously noted that its LPDDR5X DRAM, released in November 2021, is expected to aid high-speed data service applications including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and metaverse.
“The joint validation of 8.5Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM memory has enabled us to accelerate the availability of this high-speed memory interface across the market by more than a year, a huge achievement made possible by our long-standing partnership with Qualcomm Technologies,” said Daniel Lee, Executive Vice President of Product Planning. memory in Samsung Electronics.
“As LPDDR memory continues to extend its use beyond smartphones to AI applications and data centers, the strong collaboration between memory vendors and SoC becomes even more important,” he added.
Integration “will enhance the user experience with new features and improved performance for mobile applications, games, cameras and artificial intelligence,” said Ziad Asghar, vice president, Product Management, Qualcomm.
This is not the first time Samsung has broken its own record, surpassing the previous maximum transfer speed of 7.5 Gb / s, which it achieved in (opens in a new tab)March 2022. (opens in a new tab)
The close ties between the two hardware giants could prove to be beneficial to Samsung. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor remains one of the most popular in the mobile industry, controlling about 29% of the mobile processor market, below the 39% share held by Mediatek but well above the 14% held by Apple.