SanDisk introduces 200GB microSD card

SanDisk introduces 200GB microSD card
SanDisk today announced a 200GB microSD card for those who need a huge amount of expandable storage. The actual name of the card is the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition. With the 200GB capacity, it goes right to the top as the largest capacity microSD card available for use in mobile devices.

Currently, the highest capacity microSD slot on a phone is the 128GB available on devices like the HTC One (M8), LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. Even some entry-level devices like the Microsoft Lumia 535 feature a 128GB capacity slot.

SanDisk was able to create the 200GB card by taking the technology it used for the 128GB microSD card and revised the design and production method to fit more bits per die. At a transfer rate of 90Mbps, consumers can transfer 1200 photos in a minute. SanDisk VP Christopher Chute notes in a statement that 70% of images captured by consumers are now done on a smartphone or tablet. By 2019, that figure will be as high as 90% and consumers will be looking for additional storage space. And that is where SanDisk comes in. 

The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition will launch in the second quarter, priced at $399.99. It comes with a ten-year warranty. The card will store up to 20 hours of FHD video. Each card is waterproof, X-ray proof, magnet proof and temperature proof which means that your memories will survive just about anything.

source: SanDisk via Engadget



1. willard12 unregistered

Hopefully it can go in the Note 5.

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Why it's crap slow, they are giving 100gb cloud get with 2015

8. willard12 unregistered

In 2015, I still can't connect to the cloud when flying to Europe or the Pacific. And if I could, I don't think I'd win a speed test downloading from it. Also, in 2015, it doesn't have to be either cloud or micro SD. There is a new word called "both."

15. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

True. And relying too much on cloud can be a pain in the ass for work. Get stuck in a full internet dependent ecosystem and you'll get frustrated the time it's down.

17. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

I'm happy with my 64G cards.

22. TyrionLannister unregistered

There's OTG though for those flights.

30. av911 unregistered

Right, having something dangling off the phone is more convenient and unobtrusive than a microsd slot. /s

31. TyrionLannister unregistered

Not the dangling one. There are thumbdrives too.

42. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

But willard12 is right... why canĀ“t you have all the options? cloud/sdcards/OTG It sucks that Samsung has been skipping on OTG and MHL for their mini versions... even the Galaxy Alpha lacks MHL... wireless is ok, but I like ol'reliable wired... and that feature alone is (for me) top priority, since I use it daily.

32. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The memory is crap slow and as an alternative you mention an internet connected service? Hahaha good one...

44. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I can't even get 3g in my town never mind 4G so microsd cards are useful to me

38. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It should be able to slot into an SDXC capable slot as that's what the standards allow (up to 2TB IIRC). The question is ponying up the money for one so soon after release. Pro photographers would have less problem with the price as they've been used to such prices since days of Compact Flash.

46. wlipman

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 12, 2015

Can't go in the Note 5, because you can't use your own micro SD card in the Note 5. That's the bad news. The good news: scoop up a Note 4 at its current reduced price at the carrier of your choice, and use this card in it. That's what I'm doing, and it's working just fine (183 gb when formatted).

2. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

$400?!?! I'll pass

14. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It's new so it's not surprising if it's expensive at first distribution. It is always like that on every technology.

23. tuminatr

Posts: 1124; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Agreed but now the 128gb card will come down in cost.

37. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

64GB cards U1 were quite expensive at first as well until they developed better processes and upped production bringing those prices down to $40 in the US. 128GB U1 and U3 cards will no doubt see the same thing happen as will 200GB cards. Remember how much they're packing in such a small space. I'd hope people on a tech related site would be a bit more tech savvy.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn, the timing of this announcement, and the S6 announcing no sd on the same day... Ouch.

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

At $400 for each one, your logic is a little flawed.

7. MyPhoneIsBetterThanYours

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Not really, as us Android users can easily afford that with our disposable incomes.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You make really stupid posts.

20. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I guess, samsung wanted to take care of slower speeds of SD cards since they had kept 2.7x faster storage unit, so no SD in s6

45. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Damn, the announcement of this, and the iphone has never had a microsd slot...... Ouch. At least the rest of the galaxy family can benefit from it (tell me again how many apple phones or tablets can?). And I'll be really surprised if samsung don't add it back to the s7.

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol! And the S6 has absolutely no use for this!

9. willard12 unregistered

Neither does the iPhone 6. Does that get a "Lol!" too?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, but iPhones never did. It was taken from Galaxy's. For years it was a staple of the GS, and now it's gone. Not about a lol, it's about a damn.

26. tuminatr

Posts: 1124; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I bet the Note 5 has a micro SD slot

48. wlipman

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 12, 2015

I'll gladly take the other side of that bet. How much?

43. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree... sometimes people can't do anything about those decisions... I used to love having a microHDMI port on my phone, but no manufacturer packs a phone with it today... it is all MHL or SlimPort, and both solutions suck in comparison. Also removable batteries are on decline, and at first I though it was something important for me to have.... but in reality, powerbanks are even more useful... My point is, sometimes Manufacturers (the ones with enough power) are able to steer us to what they think is best for the industry, and sometimes pressure from people makes them go back to the drawing board. We'll see if this really backfires or if this will be a new trend... I love having a microSD card slot, but if the norm for future flagships is to arrive with at least 64GB, then I would happily sacrifice it, BUT it is always better to have all the options available.

21. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

128 gb version would be cheaper than this card.

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