What is LPDDR5?

February 6, the manufacturer of semiconductor storage Micron announced that the lowest power consumption chip LPDDR5 DRAM is in mass production, and the Xiaomi Mi 10 will be the first upcoming mobile phone which uses it.

Now, Samsung also joined the journey with Micron as the manufacturer to provide LPDDR5 to other mobile phones brand. Till now, some phone brands – Nubile, Realme, OPPO and ZTE had confirmed that they will adapt the LPDDR5 into the new phones.

What is LPDDR5?

Actually, LPDDR5 is the technical iteration of LPDDR. It is a normal upgrade of the LPDDR. It is similar to the upgrade from LPDDR3 to LPDDR4, the upgrade from LPDDR4 to LPDDR4X to lower the power consumption.

LPDDR5 Evolution

LPDDR5 is the RAM parameter of the mobile phone. The LPDDR 5 will be available in 6GB, 8GB and 12GB. Its speed is 50% faster than the LPDDR 4X, and the power consumption gets 20% reduction. LPDDR5 enable all the battery life, it delivers lengthen 5-10% longer battery life.

According to the post of the Lei Jun, the founder of Xiaomi, posted on China Twitter. After he tested the Xiaomi 10, the result of LPDDR5 VS LDDPX4 is following:

  1. Mobile phone battery life lengthens about 10%
  2. It can reduce 20% power consumption when playing game (tested with the King’s Glory)
  3. It can save 10% power at WeChat voice and video scenes


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