Will Samsung offer 512GB storage in next flagship Android phone?
Samsung is eying a big leap in terms of mobile storage and will offer smartphones with 512GB of internal storage, sometime next year. The company announced that it has started the production of a new 512GB Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution based on their latest 64-layer 512-GB V-NAND chips, for its next generation smartphones.
Having 512GB internal storage on board means users will have more room for their high resolution videos and they won’t have to worry about backing up photos frequently on cloud. Samsung claims, with the new storage solution users can stock about 130 video clips in 4K (3840×2160p) resolution and running time of 10-minutes, which is about a ten times more than the capacity of 64GB eUFS, used in the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 devices. This also reduces latency issues that occur in smartphones that rely on microSD cards.
The other highlight of the new storage solution is the faster read and write speed. According to Samsung, it can muster sequential read speed of up to 860 MB/s and write speed of up to 255MB/s. This means, users can transfer a Full HD (1,920x1,080p) video clip with a file size of 5GB to an SSD (solid state drive) connected to a smartphone in just six seconds, which is eight times less than the time taken by a microSD card.
The new storage solution is more likely to show up on high-end Samsung smartphones, given the current scenario. For instance, the 256GB storage variant of Samsung’ Galaxy Note 8 costs more than Rs80,000. In comparison, the 256GB storage variant of Apple iPhone 8 starts at Rs74,999, while the iPhone X with 256GB cost Rs1,02,000.
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