SK hynix Begins Shipping The First Batch Of LPDDR5T For Smartphones, To Be Adopted In Dimensity 9300 Devices First

Several flagship smartphones will start getting treated to the faster LPDDR5T DRAM as manufacturer SK hynix begins shipping the first batch to its partners. The company had previously announced the next-generation DRAM technology, and now it will finally be implemented in handsets. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that this memory is only found in devices sporting MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300.

No mention of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 devices getting LPDDR5T support, suggesting that Dimensity 9300 handsets might exclusively feature this DRAM

The South Korean manufacturer has stated through a press release that the LPDDR5T DRAM for smartphones is available in 16GB packages and operates with a VDD voltage range of 1.01V to 1.12V and a VDDQ of 0.5v. It should be noted that this VDD range is marginally higher than the LPDDR5X standard, which ranges from 1.00V to 1.1V. Since the Dimensity 9300 is the only smartphone chipset that supports LPDDR5T, it is possible that this silicon was the only one compatible with these specifications.

One of the biggest advantages of using LPDDR5T DRAM in smartphones is the increased bandwidth. Currently, these chips operate at 9,600MT/s and have a peak bandwidth of 76.8GB/s, making them 12.5 percent higher than the LPDDR5X-8533 standard, which maxes out at 68.2GB/s. Although LPDDR5T technology has been tested with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 thanks to an earlier benchmark leak, it appears that real-world scenarios would have presented some stability issues.

On SK hynix’s website, the company states that it has completed the performance verification with MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300, so Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 with custom Oryon cores may get support for this DRAM technology.

“These devices will also be packed with MediaTek’s newest flagship mobile AP ‘Dimensity 9300’. In August, SK hynix confirmed that it has completed the performance verification for application with MediaTek’s next-generation mobile APs.”

Also, for those wondering, Samsung will not adopt LPDDR5T in its Exynos 2400, but there are rumors that the Korean giant intends to implement it in the Exynos 2500, along with other upgrades. According to a 3DMark Wild Life Extreme test, the Dimensity 9300 beat both the A17 Pro and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, but it is unclear if the adoption of the newer memory made that difference more pronounced. We will have to wait for more results to find out.

News Source: SK hynix

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