Samsung ships faster phone chips

Samsung has started shipping samples of what is promises is one of the fastest mobile memory chips available.

The Korean company is using its 30nm process to make 8 gigabit (1GB) NAND chips which are less dense, but faster than previous offerings. Samsung says the chips have gone from 17MB per second to around 70 thanks to company's single-level cell technology.

Test samples are already winging their way to as-yet un-named OEMs, but Apple is known to favour Samsung silicon in its mobile devices and we wouldn't be overly surprised to find these nestling in the forthcoming - but not very secret any more - iPhone G4.

Full production will begin by the end of the month. Again, just in time for the G4s June launch if all the tittle-tattle is to be believed.