Market Trend – Smartphone Memory Architecture Analysis


This report explains the architecture of mobile memory used in smartphones, as well as the advantages and future possibilities of each architecture.

Table of Contents:

  • Smartphone Market Share by Storage Interface and DRAM Type.
  • Mobile Memory Market Trend Analysis.
  • UFS 2.x and 3.x.
  • LPDDR5.
  • Use Case of High-speed Memory.
  • Computational Photography
  • Conclusion.

Number of pages: 7

Published date: September 2021

Smartphone DRAM Status Update, 2020 Q4


DRAM densities in smartphones are growing fast to cater to customer tastes, such as life-like gaming experience and crystal-clear photography. Smartphones need additional resources to support the surging demand of users, and DRAM proves to be a critical component here.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction.
  • Market Trends.
  • Trend 1: Smartphone DRAM Capacity Rising in High Gear.
  • Trend 2: Brand-wise RAM Size Ranking.
  • Trend 3: New Minimum for Smartphone DRAM: 4 GB.
  • Trend 4: Better Cameras need More RAM…

Authors: Brady Wang and Siddharth Bhatla
Number of pages:10
Published date: May 2021


Smartphone NAND Flash Status Update, Q4 2020


This report studies the trends in smartphone NAND capacity on a quarterly basis, focusing on the key metrics for its growth evaluated in terms of time, brands and memory size variants in the 2019-20 period.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Market Trends
  • Trend 1: Consistent Rise in Smartphone NAND Capacity
  • Trend 2: Brand-wise NAND Capacity Ranking
  • Trend 3: Growth in Global TAM Procurements
  • Trend 4: The New Sweet Spot for Smartphone NAND – 128GB
  • Conclusion

Author: Brady Wang, Siddharth Bhatla
Number of Pages: 6
Published Date: April 2021

Global Smartphone Memory Demand Forecast 2018 – 2024F (DRAM and NAND Flash), 2020 Q1 Update


This forecast provides detailed statistical data of DRAM and NAND flash by density, segment, and network in the short and long term for smartphones. Although the impact of COVID-19 has less impact on memory fab operations, the spread of the virus will still cause a short supply of smartphones in the first half 2020 while also lead to weak demand in the rest of 2020.

Table of Contents:

  • Historical NAND Flash Units Shipment by:
    • Smartphone Segment (2018Q1-2019Q4)
    • Smartphone Network (5G, 4G, Others)
    • Smartphone Density
    • Smartphone Density (bu OEMs)
  • Forecast Memory Units Shipment in Annual Base (2018-2024)
  • Charts
  • Global average smartphone NAND flash capacity trends (GBs), 2014-2020

Author: Brady Wang
Published Date: April 2020

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