Samsung starts production of 512GB eUFS chips, could appear in Galaxy S9

Samsung has announced that it has started the mass production of the 512GB embedded universal flash storage (eUFS) for the mobile devices. With the introduction of this new storage solution Samsung has doubled the density of its previous 48-layer V-NAND-based 256GB eUFS (yes, the total component volume remains the same but it offers twice the storage capacity).

"The new 512GB eUFS provides solutions to the technological limits of micro SD cards in which their speed slows down on mobile devices", said Han Jae-soo, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marking at Samsung Electronics.

The 512GB eUFS consists of eight stacks of 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips and a controller.

According to Samsung, the new UFS can read 42,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and write 40,000 IOPS which is about 400 times faster than the actual speed of a conventional microSD card.

If you're feeling ultra swaggy for bagging yourself a shiny new iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S8 with a massive 256GB of storage, and you still feel like that's not enough, you're in luck. It is similarly likely that Samsung's new eUFS will appear in many other mobile phones throughout 2018, as the company is far from shy about licensing its technology. To prevent the new flash chips from consuming too much battery power, the company added a more advanced circuit design and power management features.

The 512 GB UFS will have a much faster read memory speed of around 860 MB/s besides a write memory of almost 255 MB/s. In practical usage terms, this translates to transferring a 5 GB-equivalent Full HD video clip to an SSD in roughly six seconds.

When will the first devices packing Samsung's 512GB eUFS storage launch?

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?

Having 512GB internal storage on board means users will have more room for their high resolution videos and they won't have to worry about backing up photos frequently on cloud.

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