Samsung China officially announced today that Samsung’s first LPDDR5 uMCP will enter mass production this month. Furthermore, the announcement shows that this technology will be used for high-end smartphones. However, this technology will also be usable on entry-level and mid-range smartphones. According to reports, Samsung has successfully completed the compatibility test of LPDDR5 uMCP with several global smartphone manufacturers. The expectations are that from this month, smartphones with the new LPDDR5 uMCP will enter the Chinese market.
Based on UFS multi-chip packaged LPDDR5, Samsung uMCP integrates the fastest LPDDR5 DRAM and the latest UFS 3.1 NAND flash memory among Samsung products. Samsung claims that uMCP will offer better flagship performance relative to previous generation products.
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Zheng Guangxi, general manager of Samsung Semiconductor Storage Market Department, said: “Samsung’s latest LPDDR5 uMCP is based on advanced memory and packaging technology, allowing consumers to enjoy a seamless streaming, gaming, and mixed reality experience even on low-end devices”.
Samsung uMCP can provide extremely fast speed and large storage capacity with extremely low power consumption. It is worth mentioning that this product portfolio allows many functions that were previously only available on high-end flagship models. The likes of high-end photography, graphics-intensive gaming, and augmented reality will be possible on mid-range devices.
According to reports, looking at the previous UFS 2.2 solution that uses LPDDR4X, the DRAM performance of the new uMCP is 50% better. It increases from 17GB/s to 25GB/s. Not only that, the performance of NAND flash memory also improves significantly. It increases from the original 1.5GB/s to 3GB/s, thus creating flagship performance.