Samsung, Xiaomi to equip the Galaxy S6 and other next-generation flagships with super-fast UFS Flash memory?
Another company pouring fuel in the UFS fire is none other than Xiaomi, which is said to adopting the technology in a "next-generation model". While the Chinese disruptor's plans are unclear at this point, sources say Samsung will gradually replace SD and microSD cards with UFS-based solutions. As a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash memory, the company is in a comfortable position to spearhead the quick adoption of the standard and get the lion's share of the UFS market. It goes without saying that any smart devices relying on flash storage can potentially make use of it.
Upon inquiry, a Samsung Electronics representative told ETNews that the company will "start the apllication (of UFS) centering on flagship smartphones" and mentioned a "new smartphone release next year", whose specifications "have not been finalized". This means the Galaxy S6, or whatever Samsung's coming up in the first half of 2015, is in deep testing.