New 1TB microSD cards can make the S10+ a 2TB phone, for a price

New 1TB microSD cards can make the S10+ a 2TB phone, for a price
SanDisk and Micron just announced the world's first 1TB microSD cards, with a release date pegged for April. Just one such card, paired with the 1TB Galaxy S10+ model, would mean more storage than you probably have in your current laptop or even desktop computer but the pricing comes at a hefty premium.

The SanDisk model of a UHS-I microSDXC card offers 160MB/s read speeds and 90MB/s writing, while the Micron creation is a bit faster in writing, but much slower at reading, with 100MB/s.

The price? Well, $499.99 for the 1TB SanDisk card, how about that? Micron hasn't yet announced pricing but we hope it will be lower as the company will release it by the summer, leaving early adopters to mass on the SanDisk's hefty price tag. Any takers?

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh



1. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Bring It On!

13. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I'd rather wait for the microSD Express cards and architecture as those will be implementing PCI Express protocol into the hardware and increasing read/ write speeds beyond the 800 MB/s mark.

2. bikrame

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

It will go down to $129 in few months. Then i will take it.

12. civicsr2cool

Posts: 273; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Not likely, I've been waiting for the 512GB one to come down in price but it hasn't. Its going to take a few years.

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 613; Member since: May 02, 2016

I have Samsung evo 32 GB .. but I think it's time to upgrade all the way to 1TB but I'll wait for discounts and offers

4. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

1tb, or even 500gb, is amazing on a card the size of a thumbnail.

5. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

What's the max capacity on the NM card that huawei used on the mate x?

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Who the heck needs 2 TB of data with them at all times? Seriously? This is just getting slightly excessive.

7. blingblingthing

Posts: 976; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I just checked a 43 second 4k 60 FPS video, over 650 mbs. Your storage needs will only go up and Android is the cheaper and only way there.

8. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

ok. So you take a 15 minute video? That's still less than 10 gb. Are you going to take a full length motion picture on your phone? I'm not trying to be argumentative, and I have an android. I'm just staying this is over kill.

9. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

My wife does and she's almost maxing out her 512GB Note 9. Lol She's happy we have a micro SD slot.

10. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Why is it over the top? Its simply called progress, this card won't be for everyone, but i for one could easily use it and so will other people

11. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

More power to you, but what, exactly, are you putting on that much storage?

14. pimpin83z

Posts: 591; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

1 word: everything.

16. Hudayfah

Posts: 2; Member since: May 15, 2019

Some people make 4k videography and photography using only smartphone cameras which can add up to gigs in just a few mins. Plus if you travel a lot and expect minimum internet access it gives you the ability to download a ton of music or video media for entertainment.

15. drenk

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 27, 2019

Samsung press site: "You will get the largest storage capacity available on a Galaxy device – the S10+ even comes with 1TB of built-in storage – and the ability to add an additional 512GB microSD card for up to 1.5TB." It would be ok if writter first read some more info, before write news...

17. Hudayfah

Posts: 2; Member since: May 15, 2019

Yes but if you replace the 512gb card with 1tb that totals to 2tb. As it clearly mentions in the title you could have 2tb if the new 1tb were used. It would be ok if the reader could read the title correctly, before writing comments.

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