No smartphone really needs more than 8GB of RAM – you could argue however that gaming smartphones could benefit from it, but that’s besides the point. Most mainstream devices only need about 8GB RAM – but Samsung thinks enough is never enough.
The Korean giants have announced that they have begun the mass production of 16GB LPDDR5 RAM modules for the usage of next-gen smartphones. The currently line-up of Galaxy S20 smartphones are equipped with up to 12GB LPDDR5 memory and that helps the phone stay blazing fast and smooth.
Still, even a phone such as the Galaxy Ultra doesn’t need that much memory – that’s why the local variants only come with 8GB of LPDDR5 memory.
But then again, being the industry leaders in memory chips, you’d expect Samsung to push the envelope with their technology way ahead of any real-world requirements for it. With these upcoming chipsets, Samsung claims that the modules are 20% more energy efficient compared to the older 8GB LPDDR4X packages.
We should be seeing the new RAM modules arrive later this year, perhaps even with the Galaxy Note 11 series.