Samsung to introduce world’s first 512GB storage chip in its upcoming phones
The South Korean tech giant and largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung is once again up to something to astonish its consumers. Samsung recently announced that it has started mass production of world’s first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS). Samsung’s upcoming flagship phones are expected to feature this embedded chip.
Earlier, the phone with maximum storage comes with 128GB or maximum 256GB, including the likes of iPhone 8 and Mate 10 Pro. While Samsung’s new 512GB chip is double or 4 times the space of internal storage of a smartphone. According to Samsung, the chip will comprise of eight 64-layer 512GB V-NAND chips.
Interestingly, even though the new eUFS doubles the storage and density of Samsung’s 256GB chip, it will occupy the same amount of physical space. Although, Android phones sometimes have the option of expandable storage through a microSD card, yet the internal storage has its own advantages. The 512GB chip is capable of reading and writing new data with a speed of 860MB per second and 255MB per second respectively, which is eight times faster than the average processing speed of your microSD card.
Samsung also claims that the 512GB chip can store up to 130 10-minute UHD videos., which is a good thing for all the phones that come with 4K video recording capability.
Samsung is expanding the storage chip size to target the automobile market, as cars will soon need to record high volumes of sensor data. However, the company’s primary focus is on next-gen smartphones and tablets, which are the best candidates for the chip.
Samsung’s Galaxy S9 or maybe Note 9 is likely to feature with this new eUFS, hopefully. Samsung has also boosted the production of 256GB storage devices, as people who will not get 512GB storage are likely to hold on 256GB storage for their phones anyway.