During MWC 2014, SanDisk announced a new microSDXC UHS-I memory card that would offer up 128GB of storage. Typically microSD cards for smartphones would offer up to 64GB of storage, so SanDisk’s offering would basically make it the largest microSD card in the world, at least for now.
However there was a caveat in the press release by SanDisk, which is that they specially targeted the Android operating system. According to the press release, it reads, “Designed for Android smartphones and tablets, the new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card provides consumers the highest storage capacity available in a removable form factor.” Does this mean that it won’t work on other devices that uses microSD as well?
The good news is that as far as Windows Phone handsets are concerned, it looks like it does work as well. This is according to WPC member NoRomBasic who claimed that he tried the microSD on his Nokia Lumia 1520 and it worked just fine.
According to him, not only does the card work, but there are no performance issues. In fact he claims that the card actually benches 20% faster than the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 64GB model. Unfortunately this is pretty pricey storage as the card is priced at $200 each. However Amazon has it listed for $120 although you might have to wait 4-6 weeks for it to arrive.
For those who want more storage and don’t mind waiting for over a month for it to arrive, we guess this is a pretty good deal. Now we have to wonder if the this microSD card will play nicely with other phones, like BlackBerry handsets, for example.