512GB microSDXC card coming next month from U.K.'s Integral Memory

512GB microSDXC card coming next month from U.K.'s Integral Memory
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.


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.


source: IntegralMemory via Engadget

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21 Comments

1. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Bring it on! SD cards support for the win! Just hope it's not absurdly expensive.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

400GB UHS-1 card from Sandisk costs $250. This will likely cost 300 or above.

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1575; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Yeah, and the 200GB card was $250 or $300 at launch, prices will drop as storage continues to increase.

6. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

MicroSD are too slow, when will UFS cards be compatible and available for our smartphones ?

7. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

This 'micro-sd are too slow' thing again? Most casual users won't even feel the lag when they're using high-end phones. That 'slowness' will only be felt on lower tier phones.

12. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Oh, maybe I should buy the S9 since my S7 Edge is a lower tier phone.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Samsung’s ufs 1.0 cards are already available to buy.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I still haven't filled up my Samsung 256gb card yet..

8. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Same here, can't even do 70% but new capacities are very good for price drops.

5. RoryBreaker

Posts: 231; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Hoping the price on the 400 drops to $150 by the end of the year...fingers majorly crossed!

9. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And yet 400GB microSD card isn't available on the market. And most smartphones only supports up to 256GB of expandable storage via microSD card. How can you use the 512GB microSD card if there's no smartphone to support it?

10. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

You're not paying attention. Most flagship phones from last year support up to 2tb sd but are advertised as 256gb. So yes same phones with support for 256gb currently support the available 400gb sd cards in market.

15. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

LOL! Where's the proof that all last years flagship phones support up to 2TB SD card? Where's your proof that all of last years flagship owners have got a 400GB microSD card. And manage to run the storage without any problems at all? All manufacturers display all system specifications. So if the manufacturer states that it supports up to 256GB microSD card. It only supports 256GB microSD cards. So why would you put your phone on risk of slowdown by installing a bigger than 256GB microSD card on a not recommended phones?

19. thedizzle

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Not sure about other manufacturers, but LG has had support for up to 2tb since LG G3 lol

20. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And you believe that their phones can do it? LOL! They're the same as samsung. So unless there's a proof that a 2TB is working on android with less than 8GB of ram. They're bluffing.

21. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Thats not how SD card support works.....Just like on PC, intel says on their website they can support 128GB max on the x299 chipset. But in reality, they can support more than that as long as you find larger ram sticks. What manufacturers say they support is what has been tested, as there weren't larger SD cards to test, so they cant say for sure it will support it. But theoretically, all SD card phones released last year should support up to 2TB when they are released

13. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

This makes it much cheaper to add reasonable amounts of memory to the 2-in-1 laptops that are being sold with 128GB of onboard storage. The price will likely be much less than the alternative option of bigger storage from the manufacturer.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Only U1? (It's not like I care or anything, since I never buy microSD. I get it for free almost everytime I get smartphone :D)

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31267; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm gonna wait for Samsung to make one. Theirs will probably be the best.

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1919; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Impressive. I remember when Compact Flash was the king of memory cards. SD (and Micro SD) cards were super expensive for the same amount of storage (which was around 2-4 GB). Now I can easily lose half a terabyte of data without even trying.

18. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

More so for people who use GoPros and other action cams, this is great!

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