Samsung is the one that brings advanced tech features among its products; whether it be the Galaxy line-up of its own or the OLED panel used by Apple in iPhone X.
The South Korean tech giant has once again astonished everyone by announcing the mass production of world’s first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS).
At present, the phones are equipped with maximum storage of 128GB or 256GB including the likes of iPhone 8 and Mate 10 Pro. Samsung’s new 512GB chip carries double or four times the space of internal storage of a smartphone of today.
The chip will comprise of eight 64-layer 512GB V-NAND chips and we expect to see the upcoming flagship devices by Samsung to feature the latest embedded chip making data storage bank more colossal.
Interestingly, even though the new eUFS brings more data space but it will occupy the same amount of physical space. Although manufacturers sometimes induct an option of expandable storage through a microSD card, yet the internal storage has its own advantages. For instance, Samsung claims that the 512GB chip can store up to 130 10-minute UHD videos.
Moreover, the new 512GB chip will be capable of reading and writing new data with a speed of 860MB per second and 255MB per second respectively, which is eight times faster than the average processing speed of a microSD card.
What’s most interesting about Samsung’s announcement is contained within the last paragraph:
On a related note, Samsung intends to steadily increase an aggressive production volume for its 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips, in addition to expanding its 256Gb V-NAND production. This should meet the increase in demand for advanced embedded mobile storage, as well as for premium SSDs and removable memory cards with high density and performance.
This makes it clear that Samsung has also boosted the production of 256GB storage devices that hints towards the next generation of smartphones may bring two storage options of 256GB and 512GB. Although Samsung has not officially announced so far but we expect to see the upcoming Galaxy S9 or Note 9 to feature with this new eUFS.
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