Samsung 512GB storage for phones now in production
Dec 06 2017
"The new Samsung 512GB eUFS provides the best embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones by overcoming potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of microSD cards". By comparison, most smartphones today - including the iPhone X - are capped at 256GB of storage. This is particularly nice as apps get larger and photos/videos get crispier, but soon you'll be able to pick up a phone (at least from Samsung) with a whopping 512GB of storage out of the box.
Store approximately 130 4K Ultra HD (3840 × 2160) video clips of a 10-minute duration (10x increase over 64GB eUFS storage). That sort of content is becoming more popular as sharper displays and enhanced cameras are included on smartphones.
Reading into this statement, one might possibly construe that the eUFS solution might appear inside a variant of Samsung's next top-tier handset, the yet to be announcedGalaxy S9. Even though the 512GB eUFS solution contains 2x the number of cells as compared to a 256GB eUFS, Samsung states that the "inevitable increase in energy consumed" will be minimized by the 64-layer 512-gigabit V-NAND's "advanced circuit design" and new power management technology in the controller. Although most flagships stop at 128 GB these days, the tech giant continues its push in this market by starting to manufacture the first 512 GB eUFS embedded storage solution. The 512 GB chip stacks eight of the aforementioned NAND dies and is speced for up to 860 MB/s sequential read speeds as well as up to 255 MB/s sequential write speeds, which is in line with the company's 256 GB eUFS device launched in 2016.
Samsung rates the new 512GB eUFS for sequential read speeds up to 860MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 255MB/s. That's eight times faster than a microSD card and equivalent to transferring 5GB of HD video to an SSD in six seconds. The company says that this is around 400 times faster than a conventional microSD card. No, not really. That's why Samsung says it is going to steadily increase its production volume for both 512 GB and 256 GB V-NAND chips. Let us know down in the comments.