Samsung Galaxy S21 To Include The Fastest 16GB LPPDR5 DRAM

Samsung 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM 1z process

The Samsung Galaxy S21 will almost certainly include the fastest 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM out there. Samsung has just announced that it set up a new production line in Korea to mass-produce the industry’s first 1z-based 16GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM.

Samsung will use chaebol’s third-gen 10nm-class (1z) process in order to manufacture this DRAM. It will use the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology in order to do it.

Samsung’s executive Vice President of DRAM Product & Technology, Jung-bae Lee, is confident this new RAM will open new doors for the industry.


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This is the fastest DRAM out there, and the Galaxy S21 will almost certainly include it

The company claims this DRAM will be the fastest out there, and also the largest in capacity as well, when it comes to DRAM. The LPDDR5 can transfer at the rate of 6,400MB/s, says Samsung.

That makes it 16-percent faster than 12GB LPDDR5 RAM you find in current flagship smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.


That 16GB DRAM package, in specific, is able to transfer 51.2GB of data in just one second. That is just staggering, considering the sheer amount of data we’re looking at here.

This new 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM is 30-percent thinner than its predecessor. That may not mean much to you, but it will save additional space inside smartphones.

In order to create this LPDDR5 RAM package, Samsung needs only eight chips. Its predecessor, which is based on the 1y process, needs 12 chips in order to do the same.


The company has confirmed that this new RAM will not be limited to its own smartphones. So, other flagship handsets will be able to make use of it as soon as it gets ready.

At least one phone from the series will feature this 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM

It is a given that the Samsung Galaxy S21 series will include this RAM, well, at least one phone from the series. Samsung usually includes the latest and fastest RAM in its flagship smartphones.

The Galaxy S21 series is not expected to launch anytime soon, though. It is expected to arrive in the first quarter next year, probably in February or March. So, some other phones may feature this RAM before Samsung’s next-gen flagships.


The Galaxy S21 series is still a mystery, we’re not even sure Samsung will go for that name. The company may opt to utilize the Galaxy S30 naming, or something of the sort. We’ll just have to wait and see what will happen. The closer we get to that timeframe, the more rumors / leaks we’ll start seeing, you know the drill.