Samsung Electronics introduced its new memory solution, the LPDDR5 UFS-based multichip package (uMCP), on Tuesday, June 15. The feature is meant to deliver top-notch performance to a broader range of smartphone users.
The mass production of the new component based on the latest iteration of mobile DRAM and UFS 3.1 NAND technology will speed up device performance and increase storage capacities with a very low power drain, even for lower-tier smart devices. DRAM speeds will jump up by nearly 50%, from 17 GB/s to 25 GB/s, and NAND flash performance will double, rising from 1.5 GB/s to 3 GB/s.
As a result, advanced 5G applications such as graphics-intensive gaming, augmented reality, and advanced photography, previously available only on premium flagship models, will now be accessible to a much broader consumer base. This state-of-the-art product by the Korean tech giant packs DRAM and NAND storage together into a single unit, thus creating more hardware space for additional features.
“Samsung’s new LPDDR5 uMCP is built upon our rich legacy of memory advancements and packaging know-how, enabling consumers to enjoy uninterrupted streaming, gaming, and mixed reality experiences even in lower-tier devices,” said Young-soo Sohn, vice president of the Memory Product Planning Team at Samsung Electronics. “As 5G-compatible devices become more mainstream, we anticipate that our latest multichip package innovation will accelerate the market transition to 5G and beyond and help to bring the metaverse into our everyday lives a lot faster.”
Compatibility testing with global smartphone manufacturers has already been completed, and Samsung will start selling the chipset this month to cater to the growing user demand. Despite the global shortage of chips and other component-supply bottlenecks, Samsung experienced a steep 44% YoY sales increase during Q1 2021.
Samsung Electronics is a tried-and-true South Korean multinational electronics company founded in 1938, specializing in electronic devices: Appliances, digital media devices, memory chips, semiconductors, and integrated systems for industries and regular consumers.