Want to carry 16 hours of HD video in a small card the size of a fingernail? Sure you do. At MWC, SanDisk has just introduced the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card. Besides those 16 hours of 1080 x 1920 video, one card will store 7500 songs, 3200 pictures and more than 125 apps. And the card is also an engineering wonder with each card featuring 16 memory die, each thinner than a strand of hair, vertically stacked.
Also amazing is a look back to see how far we have come. The microSD format was launched in 2004 with 128MB of capacity. That means storage has risen 1000 times in less than 10 years. The new cards are designed for Android phones and tablets and are available in the states only from BestBuy.com and Amazon.com. The pricing for the 128GB card is $199.99.
"SanDisk’s high-performance 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC memory card will reshape the way users interact with their devices. Until now, consumers had to spread out their content between multiple products because the memory on those devices was not able to hold enough data in one place. This 128GB microSD card is going to be popular as the preferred removable storage option, giving users fast, secure and reliable access to their personal data archives."-Stuart Robinson, director, Handset Component Technologies, Strategy Analytics
Imagine what kind of storage options we will have available to us after the next decade!
The new 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card announced today at MWC