Samsung has announced a few days ago that they started mass-production of 3GB DDR3 memory for smartphones and this leads us to believe that next-gen smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 might feature it.
RAM is more important than processor for smartphones, because it allows more apps to run in the background, so it provides a better multi-tasking experience. This year's high-end smartphones came with 2GB of RAM and we expect most makers to increase it by next year.
Samsung's new 3GB LPDDR3 uses six 20 nm chips, which is the industry's smallest. They are split in two set of two chips each and are just 0.8 mm high.
While we can't be very sure if Samsung manages to pack the new 3GB memory in the Galaxy Note 3, considering that it's just been announced and the Galaxy Note 3's release date should be next month. But we are really confident that the Galaxy S5 will feature 3GB of RAM, along with an improved CPU and GPU. LG G2 is also rumored to come with 3GB of RAM and just like I said, next year we will probably see this memory featured in all high-end smartphones.
The new memory is very slim and power-efficient, allowing makers to make even thinner devices. It's also LTE-A compatible, so there shouldn't be any problem with it.
The company has also announced that by year-end there should be smartphones powered by this memory chip. This could lead us to believe that they might delay Galaxy Note 3's release date and ship it with the new memory. Though nothing is certain at the moment and we are still trying to find out more information.
Samsung Galaxy S5's release date should be around May 2014 and smartphone hardware is going to improve a lot by then, so they will definitely use the new 3GB RAM, along with a new Octa processor and better GPU. We should also see an improved display and a better case. We've already broke the news about the aluminium body.
We expect high-end smartphones from Sony, LG, Motorola, HTC and all the other major carriers to come with 3GB of RAM by next year. We might also see true octa-core chips too, which are different from Samsung's Exynos Octa CPU. The true octa-core processors use all the cores simultaneously, while Samsung uses only 4, while the other 4 are idle to improve battery life.
Fingerprint scanners might be an usual feature by next year too, as many phone makers are rumored to use it, including Samsung and Apple. And we might also see flexible displays, which is something really different and revolutionary. That could really change the game again and Samsung might gain even more traction, considering they are the ones who designed and showed them.