Samsung has released the world's first universal flash storage memory cards, one upping mircoSD.
(CCM) — On Thursday, Samsung Electronics announced its new lineup of universal flash storage (UFS) removable memory cards, replacing its predecessor, the microSD chip. The memory cards, which have storage options ranging from 32 GB all the way up to 256 GB, are ideal for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices such as DSLRs, 3D VR cameras, action cams, and drones. They are also expected to greatly expand storage expectations for 3D gaming and high-resolution movie playback, providing a sequential read speed that is as much as five times faster than that of traditionally-used SATA SSD cards and a random read performance that is more than 20 times faster than that of microSD cards.
"Our new 256GB UFS card will provide an ideal user experience for digitally-minded consumers and lead the industry in establishing the most competitive memory card solution," said Jung-bae Lee, the senior vice president at Samsung's Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering division. This announcement comes on the heels of Samsung's rolling out of its new Gear 360 VR camera, which allows users to shoot 360-degree virtual reality video and was released at California's VidCon.
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