Samsung, the mobile giant that we either love or hate, has recently developed the industry’s first 8Gb (or 1GB) DDR4 memory chip. The development may pave the way for the ground breaking implementation of 4GB of memory in our mobile devices.
Many eyebrows were raised when Samsung introduced 3GB of ram in the recently released Galaxy Note 3. Not one to be outdone; not even by itself, it is only a matter of time before this new stack of memory is added to it’s next flagship device. Galaxy S5 or Note 4 anyone?
Many still question whether such a move is needed at this point. With Android KitKat designed to run on as little as 512mb of memory, is such a move necessary by the Korean Juggernaut? Maybe it isn’t needed now, but with the dominance of mobile computers, and the increased need for processing power and multi-tasking, it will indeed be necessary before long.
With the new chip, Samsung will focus on the premium mobile market including large screen UHD smartphones, tablets and ultra-slim notebooks that offer four times the resolution of full-HD imaging, and also on high-performance network systems.
Samsung wants to ensure that its products are future proof and we cannot fault them for that. We live in an interesting time where the technology standards are changing rapidly, and companies will continue to push the boundaries of what our handheld computers are really capable of. When we consider that not many other OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) have made the move to 3GB of memory, the question remains, who will be able to keep up with Samsung’s progress?