Samsung has a 256 GB microSD card, and will sell it to you for $249

Samsung has a 256 GB microSD card, and will sell it to you for $249

Samsung today announced that it's ready to start selling a 256 GB microSD card, which will offer the highest capacity for a card in its class. At the moment, the highest capacity that you can get from a commercially available microSD card is 200 GB (that 512 GB Microdia card announced last year is nowhere to be found yet). 

Called Samsung EVO Plus 256 GB, the new microSD card is made for high-end smartphones and tablets, as well as for drones, action cameras, and 360-degree video recorders - like Samsung's own 360 Gear. This is a Class 10 card that offers read speeds of up to 95MB/s, and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. Thanks to its high capacity, the card lets you conveniently store up to 12 hours of 4K video, or up to 33 hours of Full HD footage. Or, if it's music what you want, you can store up to 23,500 MP3 files on it.

The Samsung EVO Plus 256 GB is water-resistant (IPx7-certified), temperature-proof, magnetic-proof, and X-ray-proof. It will be available around the world (including in the US) starting June for $249.99. Do you plan to buy one?

source: Samsung

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63 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nope.The Price is "TOO DAMN HIGH!!" as they say.

6. PhoneFixer unregistered

Nope am waiting for 1TB..

9. Nopers unregistered

Why though? 128GB is more than enough right now, especially with video/music streaming.

20. finestgq1

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Simple my friend. Not every1 has the luxury of unlimited data or good coverage.

21. true1984

Posts: 859; Member since: May 23, 2012

you can have unlimited data or or good covereage. not both

25. TerryTerius unregistered

Depends on where you live. At least here in Atlanta, I have both with T-Mobile.

41. bambamboogy02

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Unlimited data on VZW in Dallas, Tx.

47. Acdc1a

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Speak for yourself. T-Mobile works very well where I live and work...so does AT&T. Both offer an unlimited plan.

26. MrHate

Posts: 313; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

For what do you need more than 128GB storage on a phone? Do you want to have your porn collection with you or what?

28. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

That is the idea. And the other purpose is to shut the whiner's mouths up.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

My music collection is quite large, and I like to carry seasons of TV shows. Don't be arrogant and declare that because you don't need it, no one does.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I find it highly unnecessary.

51. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Good for you. So you think it's OK for gov't or corporate entities to decide what is best for us? Oh that's right, you love Apple. Never mind.

58. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

That's right he relies on Apple to tell him for what ....

64. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

He relies on Apple to tell him that SD cards aren't necessary, but if you want to pay $150 or $200 more he can have a 128 GB iPhone. Just an example of the many things Apple tells consumers that are not necessary.

59. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I find a company charge you extra 100 for another 48GB storage

50. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I have 123GB of music on my 200GB card, all FLAC, a lot of it high res. Lots of extra room for movies and more music.

56. Shubham412302

Posts: 545; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

But this SD is also a luxury item

63. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

So? Do you have something against luxury items. Are high end smartphones not luxury items as well?

30. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Who are you to declare what's enough for anyone else.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Who are you to declare anything?

38. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Another classic from mxymoron. He didn't declare anything, unlike you.

60. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

As much as I hate tedkord for being a troll, I can say that you just got owned this time.

61. TerrellAmerica unregistered

Its enough for "you"... not for hard core smartphone users like my self

23. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

The price always go down. 64 and 128gb cards were no different when they came out.

3. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Middle finger - middle finger where are you? Here I am-here i am how do you do!Piss off Samsung!

13. iApologistsAreRetards

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Dumb comment. I wish I could down vote you.

5. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Samsung's 64 GB card with similar read /write speeds working just fine in my Galaxy S5. Otherwise still waiting for an affordable (under $100) terabyte SD card.

7. TerryTerius unregistered

I'll pick one up ASAP. I need as much storage as I can get right now due to.... Unforeseen complications with personal matters. But that will price will drop before too long, I can imagine. That's the way it goes. Same as that 200GB SanDisk Micro SD card which is about $80 now.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Those "Unforseen complications with personal matters." sound really cryptic. Back on topic, what are the write speeds for that SanDisk card you mentioned? Planning on test driving the HTC 10 for a while and it might be useful.

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