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Samsung Galaxy S8 & iPhone 8 Could Use New SK Hynix 8GB RAM

There have already been some rumours in circulation that the Galaxy S8 could pack up to 8GB of RAM onboard, but as of January 9 major memory manufacturer SK Hynix has announced its new “LPDDR4X” RAM chip which some sources say may be the one Samsung uses in its 2017 flagship.

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The architecture uses two 8 Gigabit RAM modules stacked in a dual-channel configuration, equalling 64 Gigabits, aka 8GB of DRAM. The setup takes up 30% less space inside the phone shell than current LPDDR4 memory while also being 20% more battery efficient, according to SK Hynix.

Korean publication The Investor states that the chip may be destined for both Apple and Samsung’s 2017 flagships; “SK hynix’s new memory chip is expected to be used in Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8, which are forecast to be released in April and September, respectively, this year.”

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