New Samsung Chip Enables Phones with 512GB of Storage
Samsung today announced the first part designed for mobile devices that can store 512GB of data. The solution effectively doubles the amount of internal storage a high-end phone can ship with. 512GB is enough for about 20 hours of 4K video. The embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) package is no larger than the company's existing 256 GB solution. The advancement is possible thanks to Samsung's new 64-layer V-NAND chips, of which there are eight in the new part. Samsung's existing 256 GB solution uses 48-layer chips.
More Phones Should Be Able to Update to Android P Faster
May 9, 2018
Google today provided more visibility into its work on Project Treble, which is meant to accelerate the rate at which phones are updated to new versions of Android. Google has been working with Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Samsung to improve how phones handle major updates.
SanDisk Debuts Two 256 GB MicroSD Cards
Jun 29, 2016
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 Shows Off First UFS Memory Cards
Jul 7, 2016
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.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
May 8, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.
New Spec Means Flash Storage Is About to Get Faster
Feb 1, 2018
The Universal Flash Storage version 3.0, approved this week by JEDEC, will eventually lead to faster performance of flash memory chips. UFS 3.0 is optimized for smartphones, tablets, and automotive applications where power consumption needs to be minimized while delivering incredible throughput.