Samsung announced their first Universal Flash Storage(UFS) memory card, which have the same dimensions to the normal microSD cards we use in our device. But guess what, they are 5 times faster and absurdly with read rates of up to 530 megabytes per second.
The Korean UFS memory card with UHS-1 standard can reach the speed of approximately 95 MB/s. Well, the enormous advantage of the Korean UFS is the input and output operation per second (IOPS):
The normal microSD card we use in our device have reaches not more than 1800 IOPS while this new UFS memory card reaches 40,000 IOPS.
The idea behind this is that Users can now easily use this UFS memory card in high end cameras to capture high quality pictures and to film or record 360° videos in high resolution, like:- a HD video of about 5gb would take only 30 seconds to be recorded on the memory card due to its 170 MB/s constant write speed, virtual reality 3D cameras, DSLRs and drones.
Jung-bae Lee who is the senior Vice President of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung, made a statement that “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”. Therefore, the UFS memory cards will simultaneously allow both writing and reading of data, which doubles the bandwidth capacity.
At this moment there's no smartphone for sale which supports the Korean standard UFS Memory cards, but, I think it would be no surprise if the much anticipated Galaxy S8 or Galaxy note 7 comes with the UFS slot.
The new Samsung UFS memory cards will be available in 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB.
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