Samsung's new mobile-centric UHS-1 16GB microSD cards offer more speed

Samsung's new mobile-centric UHS-1 16GB microSD cards offer more speed
Late Wednesday, Samsung started production of its updated microSD cards as they are added to its product lineup. The new 16GB microSDHC cards feature the same UHS-1 (Ultra High Speed-1) speed that larger memory cards use for video cameras and DSLR single lens reflex shooters. Sequential read speeds peaked at 80MB per second, nearly 4 times the 21MB per second speed found on regular microSD cards.

These faster cards are aimed at LTE powered smartphones and tablets. In those devices, regular speed microSD cards could cause a problem by creating a bottleneck with the 4G connection. Samsung was able to build the cards using its new 20nm manufacturing process. While mass production of the cards has started, there is no word as to pricing or when the cards will be available to buyers.

source: Electronista

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4 Comments

1. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Ive heard a lot of phones dont even function or limit the speed down to like a class 4, so hopefully we see use of this in the future. Heck, maybe even be able to finally use a class 10.

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Samsung is doing good these days..

3. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Thanks samsung, with this i'm sure samsung will be offering sd slots on its phones for a long time even when others are reluctant.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I hope so. :)

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