Samsung announces 256GB flash chips, could point the way towards increased storage for next-gen iPhones

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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).

The company has stated that users will be able to transfer a full five gigabyte HD movie in about 12 seconds through a USB 3.0 cable

Additional storage space never hurts, especially when it comes to your iOS device. And for those looking to carry more data with them as well as have the prices come down for increased storage on a next-gen iPhone, this is pretty darn cool.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via Macworld

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