Despite the benefits of LPDDR(X) RAMs, they are typically available only in soldered form. This is against the design philosophy of Framework with respect to upgradability and repairability. It seems to me that we have not seen LPDDR(X) RAMs in a standard socketed form because they were primarily developed targeting the smartphone industry and so far, there is no major commercial demand for it. There is also engineering challenges to achieve this but hardly anyone ever tried that we know of.
Recently, I encountered these LPDDR sockets available commercially. It seems they develop solder-less sockets for other BGA mounts as well. Can anyone knowledgeable in this matter enlighten me on this? I am not sure about the cost but that will reduce as the adoption increases I hope. Does this really indicate the possibility of socketed LPDDR(X) RAMs in near future?