SanDisk introduces Extreme Micro-SDXC cards, the world's new fastest memory cards for portables

SanDisk introduces Extreme Micro-SDXC cards, the world's new fastest memory cards for portables
SanDisk has just announced a new family of SanDisk Extreme Micro-SDXC cards that will double the performance of the world’s fastest Ultra-SDXC cards.

While read and write speeds on the last generation Ultra cards reached up to 30MB/s, in the nex Extreme Micro-SDXC family read speeds have more than doubled to 80MB/s and write speeds have gone up to 50MB/s. What do you need those high speeds for? The most obvious application is for burst shots where your smartphone camera snaps tens of images for fractions of a second.

The new SanDisk cards will come in capacities from 16GB to 64GB and prices are expected to start from $59.99 for the 16 gig model and up to $199 for the 64GB cards.

source: Android Community



1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011


2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i'm still waiting to see a phone which has support for UHS 1 cards. cause i bought the ultra and couldn't use the UHS 1 speeds, was limited to only class 10

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2293; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The Galaxy S4 Octa i9500 supports them :D

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Will apps be allowed to be installed on this new faster card then?

4. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013


5. FlushGordon unregistered

What's wrong with Class 10 cards???????

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So, this is the Snapdragon 800 of memory cards!

14. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I think it wud b wise to call it exynos of the sd cards..since snapdragon doesnt support it yet(galaxy s4 i9505)..while exynos already does(galaxy s4 19500 exynos octa)

7. FlushGordon unregistered

But would you spend extra $$$ for that marginal speed gain?

8. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

But I'm searching for 128 gb 64 is not enough for me

11. waterninja21

Posts: 28; Member since: May 03, 2013

I dont think any phone supports a 128 GB

15. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

ip5s will....

9. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Sounds like it could be useful for HD video recording, especially if paired with my GoPro H3 Black or Sony Action Camera and any future GoPro. Hopefully it won't be much more than the current batch of high speed microSDHC/ XCs.

12. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

If only we could use cf cards in our phones! 100mb/s here I come!

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

...just in time for the decline of microSD cards in smartphones!

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

...more reason to buy Samsung phone with MicroSD slot then!

17. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Samsung is not the onle manufacturer with MicroSD slots

18. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

yet the only one which supports uhs 1 cards,,,they always make their phones future proof...

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

TOO DAMN EXPENSIVE. all i need is a regular SD MICRO. I used PNY their cheaper than san disk. i don't need a card too write faster.

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