These days the maximum amount of storage that our phones can go up to, at least as far as native storage is concerned, appears to be capped out at 256GB. However that could change in the future as Samsung has recently announced that they have begun to mass produce what they are calling an industry first, which is 512GB of embedded Universal File Storage (eUFS).
Samsung expects that this storage will come in handy for our mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and is boasting “outstanding performance”. According to the company, “Consisting of eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips and a controller chip, all stacked together, Samsung’s new 512GB UFS doubles the density of Samsung’s previous 48-layer V-NAND-based 256GB eUFS, in the same amount of space as the 256GB package.”
The use of the V-NAND chips is also said to help minimize the increase in energy that will be consumed, which means that on paper it will be somewhat energy efficient. The company is also boasting that the new storage will feature read and write speeds of up to 860MB/s and 255MB/s respectively, thus allowing users to transfer a 5GB Full HD video clip onto the storage in about 6 seconds.
That being said, it is unclear as to who will be taking advantage of Samsung’s new storage solution. Could it be Samsung themselves with the Galaxy S9 and S9+? Or could it be a competitor? We guess only time will tell.