So far, the rumors have Samsung Galaxy S6 with two curved touchscreen edges, an aluminum unibody frame, and now possibly 4GB of RAM -- all being announced in January around the Consumer Electronics Show.

Coming off leaked pictures supposedly showing the Samsung Galaxy S6's aluminum unibody frame, and another rumor from a reputable Samsung analyst that the so-called "Project Zero" completely redesigned smartphone might have not one, but two curved spillover touchscreen edges (like on the Galaxy Note Edge), a new announcement from Samsung hints that the rumored spring smartphone will outdo all mobile devices in its class by packing 4GB of brand-new, energy efficient and more powerful RAM as well.

This has injected fresh energy into the Samsung Galaxy S6 rumor mill, which already has the completely redesigned, dual-edged, unibody aluminum Samsung Galaxy S6 being announced a month earlier than it's ever been. Could any of this be true?

Well, at the very minimum, the fact that Samsung has begun mass producing the first 8 gigabit, low power mobile RAM (LPDDR4) that sports double the data rate of the current standard in smartphones is solid. Samsung announced as much itself, late Monday evening.

That announcement in itself is exciting, because it marks new possibilities in performance in mobile devices that outpaces even the DRAM you'd find in many PCs. And according to JEDEC, the industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics, the energy savings will be quite significant.

"By initiating production of 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4, which is even faster than the DRAM for PCs and servers and consumes much less energy, we are contributing to the timely launch of UHD, large-screen flagship mobile devices," said Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics in the announcement. "As this major advancement in mobile memory demonstrates, we will continue to closely collaborate with global mobile device manufacturers to optimize DRAM solutions, making them suitable for next-generation mobile OS environments."

The most important part of that announcement came next, though. Quoting the release, "The new 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4 offers twice the performance and density compared to 4Gb LPDDR3 which was based on 20nm-class process technology. The new 8Gb LPDDR4 chip allows a 4 gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 package to be created" [emphasis mine].

That last sentence might be the closest Samsung comes to hinting pre-announcement that its new technology will make its way into the first 4GB RAM-boosted smartphone soon.

But how soon? It's a safe bet that the Galaxy Note 5, presumably set for a late-summer, early-fall reveal as all Notes have been, will carry that heap of energy efficient, twice-as-fast RAM.

But for the Samsung Galaxy S6, we're getting into territory where rumors, leaks and expectations become self-contradictory.

Sure, the new RAM just entered mass production and can pack 4GB into the same space as 2GB of the last generation's RAM, but it stretches the imagination that Samsung could have enough LPDDR4 produced, tested, and ready for assembly into the Galaxy S6 -- especially if the early announcement and release date rumors from before are to be believed.

On top of that, that would mean that either the widely-circulated specs sheets for the Galaxy S6 were incorrect about it sporting 3GB RAM (which is, of course, entirely possible) -- or they were right, and thinking that the Samsung Galaxy S6 could be ready for purchase in the first half of 2015 with 4GB of a brand-new RAM technology, which just entered mass production, is a little beyond reality (more likely).

What do you think? Do you think the SG6 could have 4GB of RAM? Or does the possibility of huge energy savings and better performance on the next phone after that make you want to wait? Let us know in the comments!