Earlier today Samsung announced the Exynos 990 flagship-grade SoC. The new chipset will be inside next year’s flagships such as Galaxy S11 and Note 11 series. Now, the company is announcing a new “Multi-Chip Package” – uMCP – which combines 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM with fast UFS 3.0 storage. And the more interesting, they are focused in the mid-range segment.
The new combo is based on the latest 24-gigabit RAM chips manufactured on a 1y process. If you’re unaware, 1y is the second enhancement of Samsung’s 10nm process. It’s like a 10nm+, but Samsung decided to call it 1y. Samsung produced the first 12GB RAM modules in March this year. However, they were based on smaller capacity 16-gigabit chips. The new package brings four 24-gigabit chips instead.
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Samsung is pushing the new technology to the mid-range market. For that reason, the South-Korean firm is also offering an alternative package 10GB of RAM, which combes two 24-gigabit and two 16-gigabit chips. The new LPDDR4X RAM can reach top speeds of 4,266Mbps. It’s really interesting to see the giant of technology pushing forward new technologies in the budget segment. However, we don’t know if we will actually see 12GB RAM midrange smartphones in the next year. After all, most mainstream manufacturers are yet to offer variants of their flagships with 12GB of RAM.
We all know that 12GB of RAM is currently an overkill in Android. However, we believe that with the advent of gaming smartphones and desktop-conversible smartphones, we believe that this huge amount will soon be justified. Now, it’s time to focus on 16GB for Smartphones.