Samsung wants mid-range smartphones to have 128 GB of storage space, intros new NAND flash chip

Samsung wants mid-range smartphones to have 128 GB of storage space, intros new NAND flash chip
Samsung today announced a new 128 GB, 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 storage solution for mobile devices. Mind you, this isn't the same 128 GB flash memory storage that the company unveiled back in February (and is used inside the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge flagships). Instead, the new memory is "value-focused", being made for mid-range handsets and tablets.

The new 128 GB eMMC 5.0 flash memory storage can deliver 260 MB per second for sequential data reading, up to 6,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) for random data read, and up to 5,000 IOPS for random write operations. According to Samsung, that's enough for advanced multi-tasking operations, as well as for high definition video processing. The company hopes that, with the introduction of the new product, it can "take the lead in the expansion of high-density mobile storage."

Samsung doesn't say when we'll be able to actually buy mid-range smartphones and tablets with 128 GB of storage space. In any case, it will probably happen soon, with Samsung-made devices likely being the first to offer such an impressive amount of internal memory.

source: Samsung Tomorrow



1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This is what EVERY consumer wants.....Not some useless *benchmark numbers* and whatnot that you'll hardly even notice on day 2 day tasks....Time to UP your game SAMSUNG and be relevant again!

4. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Storage benchmarks aren't useless. The higher read/write performance does translate to better real world performance. It can affect boot times, picture taking speed, gallery speed, app load times, app install times, multitasking.

13. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Not app install times since Android is using ART. The bottleneck during app installs is CPU perf because compilation occurs at install time.

15. mushpika

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

but his statement is still valid. Storage speed affect the most when it comes to the real world performance.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, storage speed has major effects on real world performance E.g. An Intel Pentium and SSD would destroy an Intel Extreme Edition i7 and HDD when it comes to app opening and other loading times

19. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Says who? Most of the time for any installation is spent on the copying of files to the file system. Expecially true for games and other heavy applications.

22. SaadN unregistered

Absolutely righto, innovation, but where is usb-c on sam s6?

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Apples made there 1st big order

2. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

3. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Not sure how I mixed those up. Thanks!

5. thegandalf

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

stop Samsung!!! you're making iphone looking bad !

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually, Apple did this last year But they messed up their TLC NAND controller It which caused many 64GB/128GB iPhones to crash Apple has since stopped using TLC in their 64GB/128GB iPhones

23. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

And I suspect that TLC memory was made by Sammy. Sammy was the first to produce TLC memory in SSDs and I think is still the only one.

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Samsung definity aren't the only ones making TLC TLC is very common in cheap SSDs Apparently Apple used Sandisk TLC Also it wasn't Sandisk's fault that iPhones were crashing "The controller IC in question is reportedly made by SSD maker Anobit, which was sold to Apple in 2011."

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Hopefully this doesn't mean that will increase prices of the mid rangers w/ 128GB storage to ridiculously high $$$

8. dimas

Posts: 3384; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It's unavoidable to increase the price, unless eMMC technology will be considered obsolete and can yield more chips per production compared to Universal Flash Storage.

7. dimas

Posts: 3384; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

With this statement, I think Sammy's really ditching micro-sd slots in their upcoming devices. But then again, there are other phone manufacturers to choose from. Of course, fanboys will again preach with you don't need sd cards, it causes fragmentation, there's cloud service blah blah blah.

10. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

The only use of my memory card is store ROM backups, and nothing else. ROM zip files are in my internal memory, and I use cloud a lot. If you and your friends still used SD card to transfer files, just be happy in 2000s. 2010 hasn't come yet. :D

17. dimas

Posts: 3384; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

But if you're a power user, try uploading 4k videos and hi-res pictures in cloud and you'll wish you have a 2015 micro sd slot in your phone. There are things that cloud can't replace and having physical storage is still, a comfortable technology.

27. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Firstly, I don't upload 4K videos to cloud or YouTube. Secondly, I'm happy with what I have, 1TB of cloud and 16GB card. Maybe your internet is not good, so you prefer SD card far more than cloud, but my internet is good and I don't even need a card.

30. reallyimjesus

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

Why do you have a 16gb card then?

9. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

Way to go samsung. Keep up the pace :) I really like the way that samsung always be the one to push other vendors catch up with them.

11. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Ah ha. So we'll have 256GB Note 5?

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

1TB. :P

14. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

That would be Note 8!

25. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Note will have UFS 2.0 not eMMC 5.0

20. Hyde_Yamato

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

yes yess. bring it to meee samsuung

21. SaadN unregistered

Is it coming in Pakistan, I currently have a pathetic phone.

24. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I suppose still will be expensive for mid range though it could be popular among Chinese value flagships like Xiaomi etc. If I'm not wrong that isn't 3D V-NAND TLC. When Samsung bring it to mobile ecosystem, storage prices should drop more.

26. tokuzumi

Posts: 1934; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Finally. Maybe this is the end of samsung putting 4GB of storage in their phones.

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