Samsung begins production on new 12GB RAM chips for phones

The Korean electronics giant on Thursday announced it has started production of its new 12GB LPDDR4X RAM chips. Most Android smartphones come with 4GB RAM, like the Google Pixel 3, or 8GB RAM, as with Samsung’s Galaxy S10.

While the ceramic edition of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus already comes with 12GB RAM, it’s not using this new module — instead, the phone uses an older one made using a 20nm process. The new 12GB chip uses a 10nm process which, according to Samsung, allows for more space inside the phone for the battery while minimizing power consumption.