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Samsung fabricating 128GB storage, 2GB LPDDR3 for mobiles

updated 08:12 am EDT, Tue September 18, 2012

Samsung pushes mobile memory technology forward

Samsung Semiconductor has started fabricating 128GB flash storage chips and 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM modules for mobile devices. Currently, most high-end smartphones are shipping with a maximum of 64GB of internal storage, leaving users with media-heavy libraries unable to take their music collections with them. The introduction of the new modules should go a long way to alleviating this problem, although pricing will remain a key factor in adoption.

Its new 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM modules are built on Samsung's new 30nm process, enabling 2GB modules to be made on the one package for the first time. The new chips run at 1600 Mbps, which is a 50 percent speed boost over LPDDR2 DRAM packages. Samsung claims that it will enable real-time decoding of 1080p content on smartphones and tablets.

With manufacturing ramping of both memory modules ramping up now, it could align perfectly for the rumored appearance of a Galaxy S III successor, which it is suggested may show as soon as February 2013 at the Mobile World Congress.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    Joined: 04-05-11

    Wonder if Apple will get a hold of any of these, and at what price?

    Maybe the good folk at Cupertino will convince iFans local storage is not where it's at; and the cloud is all that's needed...

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