It was first reported by iFans last September that Apple's A6 processor for the iPhone 5 sported 1G of RAM from Samsung. In a new report published in Asia today we read that that there may be a dramatic leap of RAM coming to the next iPhone, if Apple continues to use Samsung as a supplier, that is.
It's being reported that Samsung Electronics started mass-production of 20 Nano class 4Gb Low-Power DDR3 mobile RAM (LPDDR3) yesterday afternoon.
The new RAM can process data at the same level as the existing PC DRAMs at the speed of 2,133Mbps. LPDDR3 is twice or even faster than the existing LPDDR2 and can handle 17 Gb of data, equivalent to 3 full HD movies' worth data in one second.
With this RAM applied, a smartphone with 5 inch and larger screen can play the full HD movies on a real-time basis. The new mobile DRAM is expected to be applied to the premium smartphones to be launched later this year.
Whether Apple adopts Samsung's new 20 Nano class 4Gb Low-Power DDR3 mobile RAM or finds another supplier with an equivalent chip, it looks like the next iPhone is likely to pack a better punch for watching things like live TV and/or playing high-end video games.
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