Samsung Working on 512GB of Smartphone Storage

Samsung might bring huge 512GB storage chip to its phones

Samsung is eying a big leap in terms of mobile storage and will offer smartphones with 512GB of internal storage, sometime next year. But now, Samsung aims to change that.

Currently, most flagship phones come with 32GB-64GB storage and the most you get is 256GB, but Samsung's new 512GB chip is double or quadruple that.

Samsung's newest universal flash chip would have eight 64-layer 512GB V-NAND chips and a controller chip, compared to the 48-layer 256Gb V-NAND based 256GB product. This new high-capacity eUFS will also allow any flagship smartphone to store almost 130 4K Ultra HD (with a picture resolution of 3840×2160) video clips, each having a 10-minute duration. To put that in a real-life scenario, a user would be able to transfer a 5GB 1080p full HD video clip in around 6 seconds. Samsung said the mass production schedule will ensure planned launches of next-generation mobile devices should happen on time. 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. All we can assume is that the phone maker's next flagship phone - Galaxy S9 - will be introduced with 512GB internal storage as an option. It also boasts a random read speed of 42,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and a write speed of 40,000 IOPS. That's almost 400 times faster than the 100 IOPS random write speed achieved by a microSD card. Today's handsets are capable of shooting 4K resolution videos, taking detailed photos, and playing increasingly larger and more complex games. The chips should also have applications in cars, laptops, tablets, and other devices that need power-efficient, high capacity storage. "This should meet the increase in demand for advanced embedded mobile storage, as well as for premium SSDs and removable memory cards with high density and performance". If you think otherwise, please share your thoughts with the rest of us in the comments!

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