Earlier this year, Samsung announced USB 3.0 (Universal Flash Storage) mobile flash storage standard which promises to offer double memory bandwidth compared to the current UFS 2.1 standard. Now, at the Qualcomm 4G / 5G summit in Hong Kong, Samsung’s head of mobile memory product planning Jay Oh announced that the next wave of smartphones will come with UFS 3.0 storage in the first half of 2019.
The new flash storage will be offered in 128GB, and upwards, AndroidCentral reports. And we won’t be surprised to see 1TB variant as well. The Galaxy S10 will likely be the first smartphone to feature the new ultra-fast flash storage next year. While the Galaxy S10 name wasn’t mentioned, there is high possibility that Samsung would debut the storage on a flagship smartphone, rather than on a mid-range device.
Samsung is expected to launch three models of Galaxy S10, and one of it could be 5G-ready. This 5G ready variant will most likely be the one to come with UFS 3.0 storage. According a report yesterday, the entry-level Galaxy S10 model is expected to feature 64GB onboard storage. However, with UFS 3.0 being offered upwards of 128GB, the cheapest Galaxy S10 is likely to come with UFS 2.1 storage.
From what we know so far, the cheaper Galaxy S10 “Lite” is likely to pack a 5.8-inch display, whereas the Galaxy S10 Plus would boast a larger 6.44-inch panel. Rumors have also hinted that the top end model will come with triple camera setup at the back, one of which would be an ultra-wide-angle lens. The Galaxy S10 smartphones are likely to debut at MWC 2019 in February.