Samsung announces smaller and faster 64 GB memory chips for phones and tablets
0. phoneArena 15 Nov 2012, 03:02 posted on
Samsung just announced that it has created a 64 GB eMMC unit with the 10nm technology, that is 30% faster than the current solution, yet takes much less space inside your phone or tablet, leaving room for other things...
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1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Thanks Samsung, because there are things that you don't want to put in storage clouds... Keep your secrets and or dirty laundry at home...
6. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
true that and way to go Sammy for bringing us more and more....
8. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Plus, with the carriers wanting to limit your data and charge through the nose for overages ( now that they finally offer enough speed to actually use the cloud), it'll pay to keep as much stored locally as you can.
2. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
"Space for more things" had better mean the battery or a bone-conduction speaker. I'd like to see THAT in a mass-produced, high-end smartphone.
7. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Yeah better speakers would be a nice next customer demand product to work on Samsung... I want the upgrade to that Note III to come with a Galaxy Blaster Sound, sound... hehehe good one... :)
3. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)
lets put 64gb version and up for next galaxy s4, yeah baby
*no more 16gb or 32gb version=just hoping miracle :)
4. jstahl (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Useless. The current chips are fast enough. And small enough.
5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Yeah, who needs better technology right? /s
9. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Exactly. They should work on real innovation, like new types of rounded corners for rectangles.
23. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)
Maybe they should make a parallelogram to avoid the "rectangular" device problem.
11. JC557 (Posts: 943; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Faster, denser and more energy efficient memory. No surprise that it's from Samsung as they've been doing such things for what seems like forever in the computing space. Currently got a set of low profile DDR3 sticks for my desktop.
12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Yeah yeah yeah new technology yadda yadda yadda.
Listen Samsung! These things cost you like 5 dollars, so how about starting internal mobile storage from 128GB up to 512? OWN the competition with larger storage out of the box, I mean you want us to believe that cheap $200 netbooks come with hundreds of GBs of storage and you can't put 2 small, cheap 64GB flash memories into a $600 phone? Technology in mobile phones is 22th century, storage however is so 20th.
13. random (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)
I think you are way off here. Their products are always right there with price/performance. Why do you think they are so succesfull ? I always feel like I get my moneys worth with Samsung products, but maybe I am just a fanboy.
18. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
No, I'm not way off here. The cost and space flash memory takes is almost non-existent compared to overall size and price of the product, there is nothing competitive in the way these companies rip you off in the name of storage.
It is ridiculous that computer alternatives such as tablets start at 16GB, many SD slot free, and you pay hundreds of dollars more to get 48GB more which costs companies a full $15. There's absolutely no way you can defend them bottlenecking highly advanced mobile computers with 1990s storage. Cloud would be a great thing if mobile data wasn't just as badly overpriced.
Time to end the nonsense and add proper storage to devices that cost as much as a mid-range full-feature laptops. With hundreds of gigs. You know I'm right.
14. aahmed215 (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
Why do you need half a TB on a smartphone?
17. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
To forever push the limits of technology.
if they came up with 1/2 tb, we'll ask for 1 tb. We should ask for more and they should deliver more.
19. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
We are already in the terabyte era, so starting at 128 gigs in the pricey ultra-hightech phones and tabs is pretty much a legitimate ask.
20. aahmed215 (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
Yeah, maybe a few years down the road. But criticizing Samsung for putting 64GB instead of 0.5 TB is a bit far considering 64 GB is very high end these days.
I don't about you, but I don't need to store about 500 movies on my phone at all times. 64 GB is a welcome addition.
15. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
New SDXC Cards can hold up to 2TB. Happy with that?
21. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1208; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I'm sorry to say this, but Samsung is just so much more awesome than Apple for this reason. The thing they do make more sense. Apple, "here is iCould, you can store anything there." But I'm sorry, sometime I just don't have wifi or cell signal. On broad storage is important for this reason.