Today, you’ll probably find 3GB of RAM in the latest and greatest Android smartphones and tablets, which helps those devices slice through the Android operating system and multitask more fluidly than Android devices with less RAM – theoretically. Next year, we might start to see devices packing 4GB of RAM, thanks to new technology that has been developed by Samsung.
” The new 8Gb LPDDR4 chip allows a 4 gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 package to be created,” Samsung explained. The 8Gb LPDDR4 chip is reportedly twice as fast as previous DDR3 DRAM and supports “UHD video recording and playback and continuous shooting of high-resolution images with over 20 megapixels.”
Samsung’s executive vice president of memory sales and marketing, Joo Sun Choi, said that the new technology will help contribute to “the timely launch of UHD, large-screen flagship mobile devices” that will allow “global mobile device manufacturers to optimize DRAM solutions, making them suitable for next-generation mobile OS environments.”
Samsung will start to push out the new 4GB memory modules to its manufacturing partners in “early 2015,” which suggests we might see some of the first announcements for devices that pack 4GB of RAM around the same time – possibly in March during the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.