SK Hynix has started to mass-produce 18GB LPDDR5 DRAM modules for mobile devices, offering the largest capacity memory modules within the industry.
Targeted at premium smartphones, SK Hynix LPDDR5 memory modules are also expected to be used by high-performance camera applications and AI. The first smartphone to feature SK Hynix LPDDR5 18GB modules will be the Asus ROG 5 gaming smartphone.
According to an SK Hynix spokesperson, the new 18GB modules will improve performance and image quality through the increase of temporary storage, offering 2GB more than the previous 16GB modules. Running at up to 6400Mbps, the new LPDDR5 modules offer about 20% more performance than the LPDDR5 modules used in current smartphones.
18GB of RAM may seem like too much for today’s standards, but according to market research firm, Omdia, demand for LPDDR5 DRAM is on the rise and should be present in 50 percent of mobile devices within the next couple of years.
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