Samsung 512GB storage for phones now in production

Samsung 512GB eUFS

Together, they double the density of the previous 48-layer V-NAND 256GB eUFS memory. Imagine pairing a ton of storage alongside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC), or Samsung's recently announced Exynos 9810 (Samsung typically uses two SoCs for its flagship phones, tapping its own silicon for models that ship internationally and Qualcomm's hardware for United States variants).

It was nearly two years ago that Samsung announced that it was kicking off mass-production of 256GB storage chips implementing the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 interface boasting speeds of up to 850MB/s for sequential reads and 260MB/s for writes.

Earlier today, Samsung revealed some technical information about the new flash memory for next-gen mobile devices, advertising it as "the best embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones by overcoming potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of micro SD cards". It has built 64-layer 512 gigabit chips.

"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", writes the Korean firm. Compared to a 64GB chip that could only hold 13 of these videos, that's a massive increase. 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.

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Samsung says the read and write speeds have also improved.

To maximize the performance and energy efficiency of the new 512GB eUFS, Samsung has introduced a new set of proprietary technologies. The company says that kind of transfer speed is more than eight times faster than a typical microSD card is capable of.

Samsung's also announced that it "intends to steadily increase an aggressive production volume for its 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips, in addition to expanding its 256Gb V-NAND production". However, if the company starts using this storage module, we may be facing the prospects of losing the microSD card slot.

Our take: 512GB of UFS storage seems like a dream, but the question is: will OEMs release devices with such an incredibly high amount of internal storage?

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