Samsung Galaxy S5 could come with 4GB RAM, MWC announcement confirmed by Samsung VP, to launch along with metal body Galaxy F
Samsung has successfully managed to develop industry's first 8Gb LPDDR4 RAM for mobile devices. The newly developed mobile DRAM is the first DRAM in the world to fit 8 gigabits of density on a single die. According to Samsung, four of those dies could easily be combined to give a total mobile memory of 4GB. According to ZDNet Korea, Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the first device to feature this RAM.
In related to the news, Korean publication ET News is reporting that Samsung will launch the rumoured premium metal body smartphone, the Galaxy F around the same time as the Galaxy S5. More details below.
Starting first with DRAM, the 8Gb LPDDR4 is fabricated on the 20nm manufacturing process and is 50% faster than the LPDDR3 DRAM, and consumes 40% less power at 1.1 volts. The LPDDR4 DRAM uses Low Voltage Swing Terminated Logic (LVSTL) I/O interface, due to which it can achieve data transfer speed of 3,200 Mbps per pin.
If ZDNet Korea is believed to be true, then Samsung will start the mass production of LPDDR4 chip sometime in early-2014, which gives rise to the possibility that the production will be complete in time for the Galaxy S5 launch.
Coming to ETNews, this Korean publication is reporting that the Galaxy F with metal body will be launched around the same time as the Galaxy S5. According to their report, Samsung developed few prototypes of Galaxy F in Europe and then it was moved to Samsung's production line in Vietnam. The report confirms all the previous rumours that the Galaxy F is Samsung's new premium line smartphone.
Carrying the model number SM-G900F, it is unclear whether the Galaxy F will only feature a new construction material or will also have better specs than rest of the top-of-the-line Galaxy smartphones. Not much details about Galaxy F is known at this time, but we will update you as soon as any further development is seen.
Lastly, at a New Year's party at Shilla Hotel in Seoul, Samsung's Vice President and Head of Design Strategy, Dong-hoon Chang, responded to a reporter's question saying that the rumours of an announcement of Galaxy S5 at the MWC 2014 are "about right."
Chang also mentioned that the Galaxy S5 would be made out of a "new material," (metal?) and that the company is reviewing whether it should put a flexible display on the device.
The news should be taken with a huge grain of salt, since the vague wording doesn't exactly confirms anything. MWC 2014 is a month away, and till then we will definitely learn more about the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy F. So, stay tuned.