New Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 (7S) Rumor Says Flagships May Come with an LPDDR4X 8GB RAM from SK Hynix

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 is on every smartphone techy’s lips thanks to the fact that it’s one of the most anticipated phones this 2017. But since Apple iPhone 8 or iPhone 7S for the matter, is still far from release, not so is out there regarding the iPhone 7 successor.

The Galaxy flagship is set to be released on April 18, a date that is new to the Samsung Galaxy fraternity that has been around since the Galaxy S6. As for the iPhone 8, the wait goes until September 2017. Nonetheless, we have a new story about these two phones and you’ll probably love it.

Last year, Samsung introduced its first 8GB RAM module – a feat that saw many point towards the same RAM amount to be used on the Galaxy S8. Many recent rumors have claimed that the phone will indeed come with this amount of RAM on some variants, but there is no word yet from Samsung itself. In a new developing story, it seems Samsung could go for SK Hynix’s new 8GB RAM module for its Galaxy S8. In case you didn’t know, SK Hynix is another leading chipmaker from South Korea, only beaten by Samsung in its local market.

It wouldn’t be anything strange for Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with a RAM module manufactured by a different company. The company’s phones are after all made of components supplied by different OEMs, but given that Samsung recently launched its own 8GB RAM module, it is unlikely the company will go for a third-party module.

iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

Just so as you know, the new RAM module by SK Hynix is based on Low Power Double Data Rate 4X (LPDDR4X) technology with a density of 8GB. Apparently, the chipset is 20% faster than normal LPDDR4 RAM chipsets that have been used on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. In terms of physical size, the new RAM module is smaller, which is exactly what Samsung needs in order to achieve its target of building the thinnest Samsung Galaxy S8 phone.

This, coupled with the fact that the Snapdragon 835 is also smaller in physical size and faster in performance than its predecessor, means that Samsung Galaxy S8 stands the chance of becoming the thinnest and fastest phone in 2017. However, be reminded that this is just a rumor and no S8 specs or features have been confirmed just yet.

As for the claim that Apple iPhone 8 (iPhone 7S) will come with an 8GB RAM, it remains a dream that might never happen anytime soon. With the iPhone 7 Plus treading the 3GB RAM waters while Android counterparts like OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 tread the 6GB RAM waters, it is unlikely that Cupertino will make the jump directly to 8GB RAM modules. What is possible it using modules based on the new LPDDR4X technology with a lower density of say 4GB!

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