On June 15, 2021, Samsung announced the launch of the mass production of its latest smartphone memory solution, the LPDDR5 UFS-based multichip package (uMCP). It integrates the fastest LPDDR5 DRAM with the latest UFS 3.1 NAND flash to deliver flagship-level performance to mid-range phones.
This combination expands numerous 5G applications to more consumers that were previously available on only premium flagship models such as advanced photography, graphics-intensive gaming, and AR (augmented reality).
Samsung claims that its first uMCP’s DRAM performance has increased by nearly 50% (17 GB/s to 25GB/s), and NAND flash memory performance has doubled (1.5GB/s to 3GB/s), compared to the LPDDR4X-based UFS 2.2 solution.
Adding to this, the new uMCP also allows more space for other functions by integrating DRAM and NAND storage into a compact package chip measuring only 11.5mm x 13mm, thus maximizing the space utilization of the mobile phone.
According to Samsung, the uMCP can customize 6GB to 12GB DRAM capacity and 128GB to 512GB storage options. And the company has successfully completed LPDDR5 uMCP compatibility tests with many mobile phone manufacturers, and its uMCP-equipped devices will enter the mainstream market starting this month.
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Apple’s A17 Pro is one speedy chipset: How it fare on AnTuTu?
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with an A17 Pro chipset, manufactured on TSMC’s 3nm process tech. It became the most powerful smartphone chip on Geekbench, following its debut. Notably, Apple’s A17 Pro used in the iPhone 15 Pro is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu.
According to the info, the A17 Pro inside the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu with a combined score of 1,641,883 points. This score surpasses the Android-leading nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+ which scores 1,632,859 points.
It’s worth mentioning that the A17 Pro brings a 392,643-point CPU score and a 597,734-point outing for the GPU department. For reference, last year’s A16 Bionic chip managed a 1,474,011 score while the Apple M1 chip found on Apple laptops and iPads is just a hair away at 1,754,456 points.
Samsung Experts Share Insights on The Freestyle 2nd Gen Development
Earlier, Samsung released The Freestyle 2nd Gen which makes imagination a reality. Recently, Samsung interviewed key players of The Freestyle 2nd Gen development, including Wonki Kim from the Lifestyle Team, Seongwon Seo from the Picture Quality Solution Lab, and TJ Kim from the Future Planning Group.
Smart Edge Blending is one of the biggest upgrades in The Freestyle 2nd Gen.
Smart Edge Blending seamlessly merges projections from two The Freestyle devices to create a large screen for pictures and videos. By connecting the two devices to the SmartThings app and synchronizing the video output with a photo of the projected screens, users can enjoy a full-screen experience from anywhere.
Gaming through Samsung Gaming Hub
Through Samsung Gaming Hub, The Freestyle 2nd Gen supports gaming — a content form that was once unimaginable to enjoy on a portable projector. The addition of Samsung’s cloud gaming platform frees users from the limitations of consoles, wires and fixed screens such as smart TVs and monitors.
Screens Everywhere as a strategy
With the vision of “Screens Everywhere, Screens for All, The Freestyle 2nd Gen prioritizes portability and mobility to enable users to experience the benefits of a movable screen. Samsung’s goal is to move beyond simply targeting the existing market and present a new screen experience for everyone.
Samsung Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip to use FO-WLP tech, production to begin in Q4 2023
Recent developments suggest that Samsung is all set to ship the Galaxy S24 series with Exynos chip in select regions. However, the latest information talks about Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip’s mass production timing and packaging technology.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung is planning to produce an Exynos 2400 processor on FO-WLP packaging technology. It will be the first time the company will use this process for the production of Exynos smartphone chipsets.
The source also revealed that the Galaxy S24 series is scheduled for early 2024 release. Meanwhile, the mass production of its Exynos 2400 chipset could start in the fourth quarter of this year, utilizing the Fan-out wafer-level packaging technology.
Fan-out wafer-level packaging (also known as wafer-level fan-out packaging, fan-out WLP, FOWL packaging, FO-WLP, FOWLP, etc.) is an integrated circuit packaging technology, and an enhancement of standard wafer-level packaging (WLP) solutions. [Source]