SK hynix 18GB LPDDR5 Mobile DRAM can Transfer Ten 5GB Full-HD Movies Per Second

SK hynix today announced that it has started mass-production of 18GB (gigabyte) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM with the largest capacity in the industry. The 18GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM product will be used in premium smartphones to support an optimal environment for games with high resolution image and also high-quality videos. The 18GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM will improve the processing speed and image quality by expanding the data temporary storage space, as the capacity increases compared to the previous 16GB product.

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The new SK Hynix DRAM runs at up to 6,400Mbps (megabits-per-second), around 20% faster than the mobile DRAM (LPDDR5 with 5,500Mbps) for existing smartphones. The new Mobile DRAM is capable of transferring ten 5GB FHD (Full-HD) movies per second. With this product, SK hynix expects that smartphone makers will be able to deliver smartphones with more advanced performance than the previous generation.

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ASUS ROG 5 gaming smart phone will be the first smartphone equipped with SK Hynix 18GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM. According to market research institution Omdia, the demand of LPDDR5 DRAM accounts for about 10% of the entire mobile DRAM market currently, and the share is estimated to increase to more than 50% by 2023 as high-tech devices are adopted in a widening range of applications.