Samsung has verified that it has achieved a transfer speed of 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) over its 14nm (nm) LPDDR5X DRAM on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform, a suite that will likely find its way the next day. Samsung Galaxy S23 Scope expected to be revealed in 2023.
The Korean electronics giant claims that this gives it the fastest transfer speeds available in the mobile industry.
DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) is a type of semiconductor memory located near the processor, which can provide faster access to data compared to storage media such as hard drives And the hard drives (Opens in a new tab).
What does this mean for consumers?
Samsung previously reported that it’s LPDDR5X DRAM, released in November 2021, is expected to help with high-speed data service applications including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and the metaverse.
“The co-validation of the 8.5Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM has enabled us to accelerate the market-wide availability of this high-speed memory interface for more than a year, a tremendous achievement made possible by our longstanding collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies,” Daniel Lee, Executive Vice President Memory products at Samsung Electronics.
“As LPDDR memory continues to expand beyond smartphones to AI and data center applications, strong collaboration between memory and SoC vendors is becoming even more important,” he added.
Ziad Asghar, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm, noted that the integration will enhance user experiences through new features and improved performance for mobile apps, games, camera and artificial intelligence.
This is not the first time that Samsung has broken its own record, it has surpassed Previous maximum transfer speed of 7.5 Gbps achieved in (Opens in a new tab)March 2022. (Opens in a new tab)
The close relationships between the two hardware giants could prove beneficial to Samsung. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor remains one of the most popular in the mobile industry, with the brand controlling about 29% of the mobile processor market, lower than the 39% share held by Mediatek, but much higher than Apple’s 14%.