Samsung to supply DRAM chips for Apple’s next iPhone

According to a report published by The Korea Times, Samsung has signed a contract with Apple and LG to manufacture DRAM chips that will be embedded in the next flagship devices from the two companies.

“Under the agreement, Samsung will start providing LG Electronics with 100 percent mobile DRAM chips it needs for LG G4 smartphone, which will be unveiled in April. Also, Samsung will handle at least half of the amount that Apple needs for its new iPhone ― tentatively named iPhone 6S,” an industry source told the publication.

The report notes that these agreements mean that Samsung will supply at least half of the Dynamic RAM associated with the A9 processor for the iPhone 6S and 100% for the LG G4.

The new 8-Gigabit LPDDR4 chips (1 GB) from Samsung are manufactured based on the 20-nanometer process technology.

They are twice as fast as current LPDDR3 RAM chips and consume 40 percent less power.