Samsung announces smaller and faster 64 GB memory chips for phones and tablets

Samsung announces smaller and faster 64 GB memory chips for phones and tablets
After reading today's press release, we can give a hint what will go into Samsung's high-end phones from now on. Don't be surprised if the Galaxy S IV and the Note III have versions with super fast 64 GB of internal memory that takes 20% less space inside the phone than the current embedded NAND flash chips.

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. Myungho Kim, vice president of Memory marketing at Samsung Electronics, clarified:



source: Samsung

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23 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 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: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

true that and way to go Sammy for bringing us more and more....

22. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Innovation FTW

8. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 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: Oct 30, 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: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 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

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 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: Sep 03, 2012

Useless. The current chips are fast enough. And small enough.

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah, who needs better technology right? /s

9. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Exactly. They should work on real innovation, like new types of rounded corners for rectangles.

23. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Maybe they should make a parallelogram to avoid the "rectangular" device problem.

10. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

true. just like your p***s.

11. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 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: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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: 16; Member since: Nov 14, 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: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Why do you need half a TB on a smartphone?

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Is this a serious question?

17. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 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: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 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: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

New SDXC Cards can hold up to 2TB. Happy with that?

21. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

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