You can expect to see 16GB RAM Android phones in the market before the end of this year. We know this for sure because Samsung Electronics says it has started mass production of the world’s first third-gen 10nm-class (1z) EUV-based 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM.
The new 16GB RAM chips will deliver “the highest mobile memory performance and largest capacity to enable more consumers to enjoy the full benefits of 5G and AI features in next-generation smartphones”, says the Korean company.
These 16GB chips are said to be “about 16 percent faster than the 12GB” chips found in 2020 Android flagship devices. The new generation chips are being manufactured at Samsung Electronics’ second production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea.
It is expected that the new 16GB RAM chips will be seen in most 2021 flagship devices, but if past precedents are anything to go by, a few Chinese smartphone brands will launch one or two 16GB Android phones before the end of this year.