To cater to the growing demand for increased mobile storage, SanDisk today announced the launch of the “world’s fastest” UHS-I flash memory card. The company unveiled its 400GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-1 microSDXC card at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The new card has been designed to help customers move content faster than ever.

The company claims that its new card is more than 50 percent faster than the existing SanDisk Extreme UHS-1 microSD cards at 160MB/s. It says that the card is capable of reaching this impressive speed thanks to Western Digital’s proprietary technology. It also claims a write speed of 90MB/s.

The card has been designed to provide the kind of performance that’s required for the next wave of content-intensive applications. This includes 4K media content and virtual reality experiences.

SanDisk has also packaged the internals in a more durable build to ensure adequate protection for the card, particularly from dust, x-rays, and shock hazards. As you can probably imagine, this isn’t going to come cheap. SanDisk’s new Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card is going to cost $300. Handsets that support microSD cards up to 400GB include the likes of the recently unveiled Galaxy S9.

SanDisk has the new microSD card on display at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.

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