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SanDisk announces the 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card

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SanDisk announces the 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card
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

The new 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card announced today at MWC

source: SanDisk via Engadget

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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:57

1. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

Amazing Achievement. Not so great price tag. Bravo SanDisk.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:29

14. geordie8t1 (unregistered)

the price will drop rapidly though once it gets to market, I remember when the first 64gb chips came out and i was like, man nobody will pay that, but people did, but fairly soon the price started coming down, give it a few months on the open market and the price will drop to around $120 then a few more and it will be $99 then it will just be incremental, but this also means that 64gb cards will get yet another price reduction, soon they will be $30 or $50 from official stores. what a bargain. so my 64gb s5 with 128gb microd sd and 128gb usb drive, wowsers.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:59

2. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

A lot of people have been waiting for this... A lot.
Except iFans, Nexus, HTC and Motorola fans of course. Who needs memory cards? Too complicated, first you need a degree in rocket science*, then you can begin making sense of them...
*which is not actually a science, it's engineering....

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:22 1

7. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

Your point is?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:52

13. Hyperreal (Posts: 322; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

wow you wanted to sound so inteligent and sarcastic but that was just weak. imagine that I dont need 128 GB of starage in a phone. And when I buy a phone without micro sd card I am completly aware of it and it means that i dont need it. I have 32 GB built in, some music in it, 1 full hd movie (yeah you need so much storage because you watch your full hd movies on 5 inch screen almost everyday...), many apps and still plenty of space left. Its nice to have a possibility to extend the storage but hating somebody for not needing it is just stupid.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:16

18. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

I'm not sure what you misunderstood. But Im asking him to elaborate on " Who needs memory cards?". Also to me...it sounds like he or she is saying that microSD cards are completely useless. Which is fortunately not true. Just because making them is tuff, doesn't make me stop using them. If anything...it should hats off to however worked on such a awesome piece of tech.

Btw get with the ages...because MicroSD also goes into TABLETS(maybe not an Apple product) not just phones and guess what...they come in ALL sizes(5" +). And because of the portability..almost everyone watches Videos/Movies on it.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:08 1

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:26 1

8. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

So you don't have to pay an absurd $300 for internal storage(uhum iPad)...plus you can switch out SD cards...imagine carrying three of these around and an android tablet. You can carry around your whole video collection when you travel :D

There are some cons like size. So you could easily lose them and corrupt em...so meh :P

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:10

4. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)

Can the latest flagship use it? I thought the maximum for flagship phones is still 64? The price is a little too ... Well, it's a start. Thumbs up for SanDisk.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:16 1

5. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

SanDisk was high on pricing this..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:49

12. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

I'd like to try what SanDisk pricing executives were smoking when deciding on its price.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:18

6. sipha (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 May 2012)

Ouch, the price!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:41

9. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

Will a update from our phone allow us to use these or not

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:44

10. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

within the next decade we will have 128TB NanoSD Cards !!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:45

11. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

I just order two 64 gig sdxc uhs 1 class 10 one for my Lumia 1520 and one for my Lumia 2520 and paid 46 dollars altogether. it will be a while before I can get a deal on this micro sd card under 50

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:31

15. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

The recent changes in KitKat will render this thing moot

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 03:49

16. robbiekhan (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Did you read just the headlines about this or did you actually read the details about it? Sounds like the former to me.

"The changes (which you can read about in-depth at the source link below) now mean that apps by default get their own private folders on your phone's built-in storage, but must request permission to write to the SD card. Even with that permission, the app will only be able to read public folders on the SD card. It can't write to anything on the SD card outside of its designated sandbox."

So essentially a non issue for most people, music apps will still be able to access music folders, video apps the same with those, photo apps those and so on and so on.

It's not far different from Windows UAC privelage controls on PCs.

Rooted users need not apply, no restrictions there...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 04:17

17. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Next stop: 1TB

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