South Korean giant Samsung today announced that it has begun mass production of 512-gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for next-gen phones meaning your next Galaxy might not run out of memory.
The maximum memory available today in premium smartphones like Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X is 256GB, but Samsung’s newest chips are double of that. The new 512GB eUFS consists of eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips and a controller chip, all stacked together, and what’s more interesting is that the new chips takes up same amount of space as 48-layer V-NAND-based 256GB chips.
Samsung says, the new high-capacity eUFS enables a flagship smartphone to store approximately 130 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) video clips of a 10-minute duration -- a 10 times increase over a 64GB eUFS which allows storing only about 13 of the same-sized video clips.
And while Samsung’s and other Android-based smartphones offer expandable storage viz micro-SD cards, high internal storage has its benefits.
“By assuring an early, stable supply of this advanced embedded storage, Samsung is taking a big step forward in contributing to timely launches of next-generation mobile devices by mobile manufacturers around the world,” said Jaesoo Han, Executive Vice President of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics.
The new 512GB chips offer a read and writes speeds of up to 860 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 255MB/s, respectively, which the company claims is over eight times faster than a typical microSD card.
The new eUFS can read 42,000 IOPS and write 40,000 IOPS, which are approximately 400 times faster than the 100 IOPS speed of a conventional microSD card. With such high eye-ops, users can high-resolution burst shooting, file searching and video downloading in dual-app viewing mode.
On the other hand, if you do not want to imagine such high storage, Samsung is also increasing the production of its 256Gb V-NAND. This should meet the increase in demand for advanced embedded mobile storage, and we can see more devices offering 25GB as internal storage.
There is no official statement yet, as to when the first phase of devices with 512GB chips will be shipped.