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Purpose-built memory and storage for mobile devices

Smartphones don’t just connect us to each other – they give us unprecedented opportunities to improve how we experience and capture the world.

Micron's cutting-edge mobile memory and storage makes it possible to unleash AI-driven and 5G technologies that offer users seamless and new experiences.

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Increasing connectivity in the world of 5G and smarter AI

With the growing demands for 5G, smarter mobile AI, and advanced phone applications, it's imperative that large-data solutions deliver powerful performance at lightning speeds. From the outset, Micron has been a leader in phone storage and memory solutions, and we continue to pioneer with exciting industry-changing developments like mobile LPDDR.

Memory and storage solutions for mobile applications

Micron’s mobile memory products are specifically designed for faster, more efficient access to data—balancing demands for storage and computational power with size constraints, cost-effectiveness, and battery power.

Our low-power memory enables you to provide advanced products that deliver the kind of rich, immersive mobile experience that smartphone users expect.

Micron meets the performance and visual demands for tablets, providing memory and storage that support both performance and power efficiency.

Smart Watches and Smart Bands benefit from Micron’s mobile-optimized memory and storage components, which integrate design, performance and low power into a space-saving form factor.

5G is driving a shift in mobile network design and pushing the limits of bandwidth, latency and efficiency. Micron has a broad set of solutions that will enable every aspect of the complete 5G solution.

Micron’s memory and storage are optimized to support VR/AR requirements, including faster refresh rates, low latency, and low persistency.

Small size, big results

Micron has the memory and storage products to fill the need for low-power consumption and small form factors for mobile devices.

Server Solutions: Micron's 3D NAND technology uses an innovative process architecture.

System designers who build products like laptops, mobile devices, and servers can take advantage of 3D NAND’s unprecedented performance to meet the rising data movement needs for businesses and consumers.

LPDDR5X component with Micron logo

Consumers want more features and functionality from their ultrathin computing devices, mobile phones and automotive infotainment systems—and you are expected to deliver them in less time while balancing performance with power and space constraints. We understand those design challenges and offer a wide range of low-power DRAM (LPDRAM) parts to address them. Our low-power DRAM (LPDRAM) has the low power consumption, high performance, choice of densities, and wide temperature ranges to help you get the most out of your design.

Industrial IOT an Automotive Solutions: NAND based MCP package with 162-ball configuration

Whether you’re trying to minimize power consumption, maximize density, increase speed, or do everything at once, Micron’s NAND MCPs can drive your design no matter the application. Get the reliability your space-constrained design needs with our fully tested, stackable MCPs and PoPs in a variety of packages and technology options—and from a memory provider who manufactures all of the memory elements—including the NAND Flash and mobile LPDRAM.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between phone "storage" and phone "memory"?

Your smartphone's internal "storage", also known as flash memory, is non-volatile memory and keeps your data stored. This would include data such as your pictures, videos, operating system, and setting and preference. Your smartphone's "memory", also known as Low Power DRAM, it is a type of volatile storage that retains data only while the device is powered on. It’s used for storing data that’s being processed by the CPU, like running applications or playing music. Phone memory or RAM (random-access memory) is the temporary memory that holds data and apps currently in use. The more RAM in a phone, the more apps can be opened and used simultaneously; likewise, the faster the RAM, the faster the phone operates. For game applications, more and faster RAM can lead to a better gaming experience.

What is the difference between LPDDR5X, LPDDR5 and LPDDR4?

Bandwidth/latency speeds LPDDR5X, LPDDR5 and LPDDR4 are all types of mobile DRAM (dynamic random-access memory), where LP stands for low power. The numbers 5X, 5 and 4 denote the generation of memory, with 5X being the latest, most advanced generation of LPDRAM. Overall, each new generation of LPDRAM comes with better power efficiency, higher capacity and faster speeds. LPDDR5X is seen in the latest flagship smartphones.

Learn more about Micron’s LPDDR5X

Do AI phone applications use a lot of memory and storage?

AI (artificial intelligence) features in a phone can consume phone storage and memory, but the exact amount depends on the specific implementation and use of the AI feature. Many AI features require storage space for AI algorithms that enable them to function. And for them to run smoothly and quickly, more memory use is also required. It's a good idea to choose a phone with enough storage and memory for your needs, especially if you plan to use AI features or run AI apps on your smartphone.

Learn more about Micron AI use cases: AI and machine learning | Micron Technology

What smartphone applications use AI?

Many applications use some aspects of AI in their processing. The most obvious are built-in digital assistants. Other applications may not be as obvious, like night mode and filters on your camera and photo-editing software. AI is becoming ubiquitous across the smartphone user experience, and its use is growing rapidly.​