So you’ve recently gotten yourself an LTE capable handset that allows you to stream down and video that incredibly fast speeds, so what’s missing? Well according to Samsung, you might be interested in pairing those crazy fast LTE speeds with its newly launched Ultra High Speed (UHS) 1 microSD cards. 

“MicroSD cards with a UHS-1 interface offer users an extremely high level of performance on their LTE smartphones and for other advanced mobile applications. This allows consumers to enjoy high-quality images and video playback directly from the memory cards, which fully support the advanced performance features of diverse digital gadgets,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. “Our UHS-1 card demonstrates how Samsung plans to continually expand its line-up of memory cards in accommodating the market need for higher densities and greater performance.”

These new UHS-1 microSD cards come in 16GB storage sizes and according to tests conducted by Samsung, they boast a maximum sequential read speed for 80MB/s, allegedly four times faster than the current microSD cards available in the market. Mass production of the UHS-1 microSD cards have begun and Samsung has announced plans to eventually start offering it in higher capacities at a later point. No word on pricing or availability just yet. [Press release]

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