The world’s one of the biggest DRAM maker has announced that it has kicked off mass production of 18GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM. This is a significant announcement as 18GB RAM is in itself is the first time to be ever seen.
SK Hynix has recently said that its new LPDDR5 mobile DRAM runs at up to a whopping 6,400Mbps, around 20% faster than the standard mobile LPDDR5 DRAM with speeds of up to 5,500Mbps. At this data rate, you can transfer ten 5GB FHD (Full-HD) movies per second.
This Sky Hynix’s 18GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM will be included in the upcoming gaming smartphones as well as on other premium devices; even such a huge quantity of RAM on smartphones doesn’t make any sense.
Quite expectedly, SK Hynix did end disclosing the fact that the very first smartphone that will be equipped with 18GB LPDDR5 RAM will be Asus’s ROG 5 gaming smartphone series marking the start of full-scale volume production. It makes sense as the launch of the smartphone is just days apart.
As Digitimes states, the LPDDR5 DRAM accounts for only about 10% of the entire mobile DRAM market currently. However, the market share is expected to rise above 50% by 2023, as more and more devices adopt faster RAM solutions.