The Galaxy S21 will not be launched until early next year, and it is not even known whether it will bear this name or whether Samsung will prefer to give us a Galaxy S30 to mark a new break. In the meantime, the first rumors are starting to appear on the web and one of them should interest some of you.
Samsung launches mass production of 16GB RAM module in LPDDR5
However, earlier in the year, Samsung lifted the veil on a new type of LPDDR5 memory, memory reaching the 16 GB threshold and also benefiting from a 10 nm (1z) burning process.
At the time, the brand had mentioned a start of production stalled for the second part of the year, without giving more details. A few months later, the project seems to have taken a new turn. Samsung has just announced the start of mass production of this module, a production provided by a new production line located in the Pyeongtaek plant in South Korea.
This detail is not trivial. To be able to develop this module, Samsung had to use the third generation of its 10nm engraving process. But the sacrifices made by the firm have obviously paid off since all the prerequisites necessary for the production of this new module have finally been met .
Which brings us to a question: which will be the first smartphone to benefit from this memory module?
A module that will be found on board the Galaxy S21?
At present, the devices with the best memory do not exceed 12 GB. We therefore imagine that we will have to wait until 2021 to see the arrival of the first smartphones to embed 16 GB of RAM. Samsung has a habit of giving priority to its own products, so we can imagine that this module will be present on board the Galaxy S21. Which would also be a good way to highlight its strengths.
For Samsung, the Galaxy S range has indeed always served as a foil and a technical demo. Beyond the sales figures, these devices are also a good way for the manufacturer to show what its chips and technologies are capable of. By offering this memory module on its new flagship, the brand would therefore ensure good visibility … which could lead to new contracts.
But of course, at this point it’s only pure speculation and we’ll have to wait a while longer to see if the Galaxy S21 will actually play this card. In any case, on our side, we hope that this will be the case since this module offers a transfer rate of 6400 Mbps, i.e. a transfer rate 16 times higher than that of the memory module on board the Galaxy Note 20.