Samsung announces 256GB flash chips, could point the way towards increased storage for next-gen iPhones
Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2016, 13:40
Category: Hardware, iPhone, News
This could turn into something really cool.
Samsung announced on Thursday that it’s now mass producing 256GB embedded flash memory chips for smartphones and other devices. The new memory chips are smaller than a microSD card and can pack up to 256GB thanks to Samsung’s V-Nand technology.
Based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 specification, the new memory is almost twice as fast as SATA-based solid state storage drives on PCS, Samsung says. The new memory uses two lanes of data transfer to reach speeds of up to 850 megabytes per second (MB/s).