Samsung Reveals Next-Gen Mobile Memory Products
Samsung recently announced a range of memory modules for smartphones and tablets that rely on the new eMMC 5.1 specification. JEDEC, the semiconductor standards organization, approved the eMMC 5.1 specification earlier this year. The eMMC spec is for storage embedded directly into the logic board of smartphones and tablets. According to Samsung, it has 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB memory modules on deck. They offer sequential reading speeds up to 250Mbps and sequential writing speeds up to 150Mbps. The spec's random read/write speeds are seven and 26 times faster than the previous generation. Other new features include a first command queue function, which improves multitasking capabilities and can handle simultaneous streaming and playback of 4K video content. The eMMC 5.1 solutions also have a security protocol that allows only designated users to access secured portions of the memory. Samsung said it is ready to ship eMMC 5.1-based memory products to its smartphone and tablet manufacturing partners. The products will reach consumers later this year.
Samsung Shows Off First UFS Memory Cards
Samsung today announced a range of Universal Flash Storage memory cards meant for today's intense video applications. The UFS spec has been used for embedded memory modules since 2015, but this is the first time UFS has appeared in removable memory cards.
SanDisk Debuts Two 256 GB MicroSD Cards
SanDisk today announce two new high-capacity microSD memory cards for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Both cards offer 256 GB of storage for photos, music, movies, and other content.
Samsung Reveals 256 GB MicroSD Memory Card
Samsung today announced the EVO Plus 256 GB microSD card, what it claims is the highest-capacity memory card available for sale. Samsung says the card can hold 33 hours of full HD video, 12 hours of 4K / UHD video, 55,200 pictures, or 23,500 music files.
SanDisk Debuts 400 GB MicroSD Memory Card for Phones
SanDisk today introduced a microSD card with a capacity of 400 GB. It has more storage than any other mobile memory card, according to SanDisk.