Samsung begins mass-production of 512GB embedded storage solution, could we see it on the Galaxy S9?

Samsung made a rather interesting announcement today. The Korean tech giant revealed that it's now mass-producing a 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution. A eUFS this big is a first for the industry, and Samsung says that it plans to use it on its next-gen smartphones and tablets. 

Jaesoo Han, executive VP of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics, has commented on the matter: 

The company says that it has managed to cram eight 64-layer 512GB V-NAND chips and a controller into a eUFS case that's identical in size to a 256GB eUFS. Read and write speeds can reach up to 860MB/s and 255MB/s respectively. This allows a 5GB file to be transferred in about 6 seconds, which is over eight times faster than a regular microSD card.

The half-terabyte eUFS allows a flagship smartphone to store approximately 130 4K (3840×2160) video clips of a 10-minute duration. This is 10 times more than a phone with 64GB of internal storage. 

Samsung plans to gradually increase the production volume of these 512GB chips while also expanding operations for their 256GB counterparts. As stated above, the new eUFS will be featured in Sammie's upcoming flagships, and we certainly hope that we will see a Galaxy S9 version with this amount of storage.

source: Samsung




Posts: 951; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

If anything it will be South Korea exclusive.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

For a little while, maybe? But since Samsung makes and sells components to every OEM, then these components will be sold to everyone.

3. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Don’t think so only South Korea or China same like Samsung did with note 8 256GB version mayabe next note 9 comes with 64GB and 512GB?!. But if there’s 512GB note 9 or S9/S9 Plus then Samsung going to get ride of SD card hope so since there’s OTA storage option same like one plus that will improve the performance and reduce heating.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31748; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

512 gig Note 9 for me.

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That's "Note 9 Bankz Edition" for you.

22. KingSam

Posts: 1515; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Officially more than my laptop.

10. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hope so. If Note 9 comes with 512GB vresion only that’s enough no need 64GB anymore, but for sure IPhone X plus and one plus 6/6T will comes with 512GB too and price of all these phones will increase by 500$ more lol.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31748; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True words.

23. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 745; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And you think that the note 9 wouldn't increase by $500? LOL! Did you think that the components that were used to made the 512GB UFS storage is cheap? Second, it would be most likely be available on their home country. Just like what they did to the note 8 emperor edition.

25. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Isn't 256GB Note 8 sold in Europe and Asia?

27. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I want it too!!!!!!!!!!

5. Avieshek unregistered

Yeah, yeah.. And supply to Apple iPhones while they ship 64GB-128GB.

24. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 745; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And you think that majority of android smartphones ship 64 to 128GB models? FYI, how many models out there that has 256GB of internal storage? And can it be bought anywhere in the world?

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 688; Member since: May 02, 2016

wow .. even my PC is 320GB .. samsung keep pushing tech forward

12. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

You need to upgrade that PC, unless that 320GB is SSD.

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

So if Samsung decides to offer larger internal storage, would users get upset if they decided to axe the SD Card slot again?

11. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Heard that one plus 5T sold out in some countries it doesn’t even comes with SD card! OTA still there

14. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If Samsung removes the SD card slot again like they did with the S6, people will still complain no matter how much storage it comes with.

9. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

every year we hear this news but we got nothing! or maybe it will be for Korea and China only as always!!

13. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I see microSD slot going away. Sad if true.

26. mikehunta727 unregistered

Really hope not.

15. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

They have storage capacity higher than 16GB in storage and they skimp on the tablets by only making them with 16GB. For the most part every tablet they put out this year had 16GB and the inly one that had more where the Chrome books.

17. dimas

Posts: 3435; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Tablet sales are going down. It's natural that these companies won't focus their latest tech on dying products, just like what they are doing now with 4" phones.

16. dimas

Posts: 3435; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

18. fyah_king unregistered

512GB Note 9 for $2k would be a great price. I want the screen size to be 7in.

28. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

2000$ !!! for a phone hahaha

29. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

These are for the mobile devices as in ultrabooks and Windows tablets. Not mobile devices like phones. They do mention in the end of the PR that it will eventually come to removable storage, which is the first step into phones.

30. gamehead unregistered

Kinda overkill for a phone, but I'll take it

31. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

jaesoo han... what an idiotic name.

32. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I want to see this in more windows laptop/tablet hybrid devices...This storage makes sense there, for phones i think 128Gb is more than enough.......

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