Samsung has started mass production of 256GB memory chip with UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage) standard for mobile devices. Samsung says, with the high capacity 256GB storage capacity, users can easily store large 4K movies and also transfer them faster, courtesy of USB 3.0 interface. This also hints that the upcoming smartphones from Samsung would most likely support USB 3.0 interface, which could possibly begin with the Galaxy Note 6. Also Read - Samsung introduces 200MP camera sensor with small pixels allowing you to take movie-like cinematic footageAlso Read - Samsung Australia fined $9.7 million over false water-resistance claims
The company mentions that the new chip offers outstanding performance on mobile devices and also exceeds SATA-based SSD for laptops and desktops. With read speed of 850MB/s and write speed of 260MB/s, Samsung claims that the performance of these new chips is three times faster compared to the existing high-performance microSD cards. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F13 launched in India: Check price, specs, availability
The new chip is based on Samsung s V-NAND technology that boasts read and write operations of up to 45,000 and 40,000 per second, respectively. This also makes it twice as fast as the earlier generation UFS memory. The company further mentioned that transferring a 5GB 1080p video of 90-minute length will barely take about 12 seconds. Just to put it to perspective, on a 256GB UFS chip can, one can store up to 47 full HD movies.
Using advanced memory technology, the new memory chips can be extremely compact and even smaller than the current microSD cards. This will also give greater flexibility to smartphone designers. With the Galaxy Note 6 due to launch in September, it could be the first smartphone from Samsung to feature such massive storage option.