Samsung has always been one of the smartphone brands nursing and pushing out big ideas into the mobile technology industry. They are among the few brands introducing jaw breaking innovations that have been pushing this industry forward.
What’s next on Samsung’s timeline?
There are supposed to be so many but today we are just going to talk about the introduction of a storage space of half a terabyte; that’s 512GB storage space on a smartphone!
As we all know, if you’ve been following mobile phone trends right from the days it began to tickle a layman’s interest, mobile phones have evolved from a storage space of 512MB up to 1GB.
When we thought we’ve arrived we started seeing 4GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB pop-up. And today, the highest you can see on a mobile phone is 256GB; doesn’t that look massive and also, looking like the end of the line?
Come next year, we should see the trending storage space capacity double from 256GB to 512GB as Samsung has announced that it has begun manufacturing 512GB embedded storage for phones.
The south Korean giant announced yesterday that “By assuring an early, stable supply of this advanced embedded storage, Samsung is taking a big step forward in contributing to timely launches of next-generation mobile devices by mobile manufacturers around the world.”
According to Samsung, the new flash storage (eUFS) they were referring to will feature Samsung’s 512-gigabit V-NAND chip and will overcome all the current disadvantages experienced when using MicroSD cards.
The new 512GB UFS will increase the density of the 256GB eUFS storage from 48 layers to 64 layers and also includes a controller chip which helps in speeding up the processes that convert logical block addresses to physical blocks.
With the new 512GB UFS, new technologies will also be introduced to increase performance and energy efficiency.
Samsung says the read and write speeds have also improved. Sequential read speeds reach up to 860 megabytes per second, and 255 megabytes per second for write speeds.
The new eUFS storage is also said to read 42,000 IOPS (input/output per second) and write 40,000 IOPS for random operation. Compare that to the 100 IOPS that conventional MicroSD cards read and you have about a 400x improvement in performance.
Users can enjoy a seamless multi-media experience in addition to “file searching and video downloading in dual-app viewing mode”.
To simply put the already confusing words and numbers above into what you can understand; the new 512GB UFS will immediately put any smartphone it lands in next year ahead of its competitors.
Samsung didn’t mention anything about which smartphones will be the first to get to use the new storage but I will love to see it on the Galaxy S9.