Samsung Announces One Terabyte of Storage for Smartphones
The Korean giant has launched the release of a 1 TB UFS flash memory for smartphones. The storage capacity of future high-end mobiles will be doubled.
Last year, the Galaxy Note 9 came out with 512 GB of memory. Samsung plans to double the stake by announcing the mass production of a 1TB Universal Storage (eUFS) memory that will retain the same physical footprint as the previous generation.
According to Samsung, this development will bring the next generation of smartphones an experience closer to that of a laptop. With 1 TB, the Korean firm says users could store up to 260 10-minute ultra HD videos versus 13 videos of the same size on a 64GB flash storage widely used in many high-end smartphones today. Samsung also promises faster data transfer speeds, up to 10 times faster than a microSD card.
“The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices,” said Cheol Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “What’s more, Samsung is committed to assuring the most reliable supply chain and adequate production quantities to support the timely launches of upcoming flagship smartphones in accelerating growth of the global mobile market.”
The new 1 TB memory retains the dimensions of its predecessors, combines 16 layers of 512 Gb V-NAND flash memory and has a new proprietary controller developed by Samsung. The new chip offers a sequential read speed of 1GB/s and sequential recording of 260 MB/s. It achieved the random reading has a speed of 58 thousand IOPS, while the random recording happens to 50 thousand IOPS.
The Galaxy S10 could offer 1 TB of storage
As cameras and video capture technology on smartphones improves, the need for storage space increases concomitantly. Samsung has announced that it will increase production of the fifth-generation 512 Gb V-NAND memories to ensure demand for the new 1 TB eUFS memories.
According to the company, the product should look like the main flagships of 2019, meaning it is very likely that the Galaxy S10 comes with a beautiful surprise in the internal memory.