Smartphones With SK Hynix 4GB DDR3 Memory Will Be Available By Year End

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Do you worry that the 2GB of RAM inside your Nexus 4 or HTC One just isn’t enough? Want to be the person who says his phone has more memory than his 2006-era desktop PC? Your time will come, perhaps sooner than you think.

SK Hynix, one of the world’s largest memory manufacturers and direct competitor to Samsung, has announced that it will begin manufacture of 8Gb (1GB) LPDDR3 RAM modules, which can be stacked together to tally 4GB, by the end of the year.

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The SK Hynix chips will be some 25% faster than current-generation LPDDR3 chips such as those inside the Galaxy S4, but the main thing here is the density: these chips will work nicely with Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 800 SoC and improved camera modules in next year’s crop of smartphones.

SK Hynix is moving to a 20nm manufacturing process for these modules, which will be thinner, lighter and more energy-efficient than their current counterparts. The first recipients of the 4GB combination will begin this year, but will be far more common by Q2 2014.

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LG Optimus L7 II Dual listed running Android 4.3?

LG Optimus L7 II Dual listed running Android 4.3

While Android 4.3 never actually materialized at Google I/O last month, the latest version of Jelly Bean keeps popping up and making cameos all over. It most recently appeared in the specs for LG’s Optimus L7 II Dual (that name’s a handful, we know) on the company’s website. The handset was running Android 4.1 when we played with it at Mobile World Congress and appears to have shipped with that OS version in some markets. Obviously, it’s only a matter of time until Android 4.3 becomes official but we fully expect it to debut on Google’s own Nexus 4 flagship before coming to any other device. In light of this, and considering the Optimus L7 II features a 4.3-inch screen, perhaps we’re just looking at a typo? We’ve reached out to LG for clarification — we’ll keep you posted.

Nexus 4 for India Review

n4-product-heroSPECIFICATIONS

Company/Brand Google / LG
Type Smartphone
OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean – Stock
Price Rs 25,990
Price Range Rs. 25,000 – 30,000 | US $ 500-600
Announced 2012
Released May 2013
Hype 5/5
Chipset Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 320
RAM 2 GB
Battery 2100 mAh
Primary Camera 8 MP + 1080p HD Recording @ 30 fps
Secondary Camera 1.3 Megapixel
Weight 139 g
Dimensions 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
Main Display 4.7 inch 1280 x 768 pixels / 318 ppi density
In-Built Storage 16 GB
SAR Value 0.55 W/kg (head) 1.27 W/kg (body)
Special Features Stock Android Experience / Photosphere
What We Like Fast and responsive / Instant updates / Good Pricing
What We Don’t Like Late in the Market / Fixed Storage / ok-camera
The Bottom Line Better late than never the Nexus 4 has come and at a wonderful price point. The Hardware is still in the top few today at an excellent price point.

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