A U.K.company called Integral Memory will be the first to market with a 512GB microSDXC card. By inserting the card into a compatible microSD slot, users will be able to store content on it such as photos and videos. And with the large capacity of the card, users won't have to worry about having enough space on their handset to save a large library of photographs.
These cards aren't just to use on your smartphone. Other devices such as action cameras, dash cameras and home security cameras also can use these cards to store photographic content, including videos. Consumers continue to favor using microSD cards over cloud based storage, and with the popularity of apps like Instagram and Snapchat, there is heavy demand for higher and higher capacity microSD cards.
"Consumers have been clear in their call for increased storage, as mobile devices have become essential to many in everyday life. The need to provide extended memory for smartphones, tablets and a growing range of other mobile devices such as action cams and drones has been answered. As a company, we are very proud to be the first to achieve the 512GB capacity milestone in microSDXC, worldwide."-James Danton, marketing manager, Integral Memory
Integral's 512GB card features a Video Speed Class 10 rating, allowing for transfer speeds up to 80MB per second. Expected to be available for purchase sometime next month, the card will come with a 5 year warranty.
Packaging for Integral Memory's 512GB microSDXC card