Samsung Introduces Memory Chip For 5G, AI and 'The Metaverse'


In the smartphone industry, Samsung is not only known as a popular brand and a fierce competitor.

Behind the scene, the South Korean conglomerate company is also a supplier for many smartphone components and parts. From screens to processors and camera sensors, Samsung provides both itself and competitors with the parts needed to make smartphones, smartphones.

And this time, Samsung has announced its next-generation 14nm RAM tech made for mobile devices, which the company said can be used in future devices, including inside "the metaverse."

According to Samsung, the LPDDR5X memory chips promise improvements to speed and power usage, saying that the RAM has 1.3 times faster processing speed if compared to the previous-generation LPDDR5.

Samsung said that it’s the first manufacturer to deliver 16GB LPDDR5X modules, which can even be combined to provide up to 64GB of RAM in a single device, using 20% less power.

So not only that the LPDDR5X memory chips should make devices run faster and last longer, as the components could also help people enter the "digital reality."

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According to SangJoon Hwang, Senior Vice President and Head of the DRAM Design Team at Samsung Electronics, as quoted on Samsung's announcement:

“In recent years, hyperconnected market segments such as AI, augmented reality (AR) and the metaverse, which rely on extremely fast large-scale data processing, have been rapidly expanding. Our LPDDR5X will broaden the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond smartphones and bring new capabilities to AI-based edge applications like servers and even automobiles.”

Knowing that big players like Meta (formerly Facebook) and Microsoft are aiming to create a "metaverse" in which they want to create interconnected digital spaces through augmented and virtual reality, Samsung wants to at least have a piece of the pie.

And this time, the company wants it by supplying the hardware needed for that purpose.

Samsung is looking forward to have the chips embedded inside AR and VR headsets, by powering their processors.

While the LPDDR5X memory chips aren't massive generational leap from the LPDDR5, the chips do pack improvements that should help make devices better and more efficient.

To ensure the prospects, Samsung is planning to work with other chip makers to “establish a more viable framework for the expanding world of digital reality.”

To do that, Samsung is making the LPDDR5X the “foundation” of that goal.