There are many ways to make a smartphone faster other than increasing the clock speed of the chipset. This can come in the form of storage that is faster where it can access files quicker, or it can also come in the form of RAM where more RAM can also allow a phone to feel faster.
This could be one of the changes that we can expect in the Samsung Galaxy S22 as the company has recently announced new LPDDR5X RAM. According to the company, this new RAM is said to be 1.3x faster compared to the previous LPDDR5 RAM, and it is also said to be more energy efficient and will consume 20% less power.
“The LPDDR5X DRAM will offer data processing speeds of up to 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps), which are over 1.3 times faster than LPDDR5’s 6.4Gbps. Leveraging the industry’s most advanced 14nm DRAM process technology, it will also use around 20% less power than LPDDR5 memory. In addition, the 16Gb LPDDR5X chip will enable up to 64 gigabytes (GB) per memory package, accommodating increasing demand for higher-capacity mobile DRAM worldwide.”
While Samsung does not state how they will be using this RAM, some have speculated that it will most likely find its way into the Galaxy S22 which is launching in 2022. This means that apart from the usual performance gains we can expect in a newer chipset, we can also expect faster RAM speeds and better battery life.
Samsung does note that apart from mobile devices, this RAM can also be used in other applications like servers or even automobiles.