Super-fast eMMC 5.1 phone flash storage announced by Samsung, could the Galaxy S6 come with it?

Super-fast eMMC 5.1 phone flash storage announced by Samsung, could the Galaxy S6 come with it?
It feels like we're always talking about the amount of RAM or the processor powering this or that smartphone, but what about the performance of its flash storage? We recently tested a number of different Android devices and the results of our tests clearly show that not all manufacturers are using the best available. Speaking of best, Samsung just came out and announced the world's first eMMC 5.1 memory chips, which could just end up in the Galaxy S6.

Complying with JEDEC's (the semiconductor industry's standards body), the new NAND flash tech will offer impressive performance edging on older SSDs'. Samsung's statement, which singles out the 64GB model, claims that it can achieve peaks of 250MB/s for sequential data reads and 125MB/s for sequential writes. For random read/write performance, Samsung cites 11,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and 13,000 IOPS, respectively. According to the company, that's up to 7/26 times faster than your typical external microSD card. The new chips are also marketed as being the first in the industry to offer a command queuing function, which would allow multiple commands to be queued up in advance instead of upon completion of the previous, and that should help with multitasking performance.

Lastly, and this is the really intriguing part – Samsung says that it's already in the process of preparing to ship these new chips to "some smartphone and tablet OEMs". Given how Samsung has likely been working on these for a while now, this definitely begs one important question: Could the Galaxy S6 be on its way with one of these new bad boys on board?

source: Samsung via AnandTech

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  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

My God.. you want to cram everything into the S6..and then probably be offended with the 900 dollars price tag..

2. FluffyBled unregistered

I think the 32 GB version will be around 650$ on release though i have to admit you have a point! Too much awesomeness in a single phone!

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well I am thinking since the S6 is starting a trend where the S isn't gonna have a removable backplate. Which could also mean the SD support could be gone, unless they make an outside door which I hope they do. If not then it only makes sesense that they go 64GB and have 128GB as an alternative. 32GB isn't gonna be enough with some games taking up 4GB. The OS already uses about 8GB. That basically kills off 32GB. Time will tell. I am almost tempted to drop my Note 4 and step down to the S6. It's gonna be hard to wait on the Note V

26. Krjal

Posts: 438; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I'm really hoping Samsung don't go down that path. No sd card support means I'm not buying it. Apart from that possibility I'm excited about the phone but I'm not going to give up useful functionality for a .5mm thinner phone.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not really, since this has been the situation with Android from day one. You are forced to compete and have to stay top end in all regards or lose to the cheaper alternatives. This is the primary advantage of open competition and we reap the benefits as consumers. Imagine being stuck with half the RAM, a resolution from half a decade ago or half the battery all while paying a high price and being told to like it....that would really suck.

16. barcas

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I Like what you did there, subtle, very subtle

14. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

There's always room for more awesome

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

your so wrong samsung did this for the gs3 and thats what pushed it to fame, think about it the 2gb ram in a gs3 well before its time and mirror cast and all the other things, more greatness makes it the best phone maker. and worth having

4. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't worry, we are taking about Samsung, not Apple ;)

3. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Samsung is becoming the boss of almost every part and feature of a smartphone.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They have been boss since the first Galaxy S. Every single S has been spec better than the iPhone and have better features too. That is why IMO you have to be foolish to buy a phone like the iPhone with way less and more cost, just for a company that claims to sell premium phonez

8. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

by "almost boss" I mean they own what they put in their smartphone and they only put the very best :P Anyway Samsung only falls short cause of touchwiz, hope it changes this year and touchwiz also becomes their strength!

15. FluffyBled unregistered

Well yeah ... it's the only company able to produce every part of it's phone! Others are just case-makers to me!

18. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Lol touch ID on Galaxy cant touch the one on the iPhones

20. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's true. But that's the only true advantage the iPhone has anymore.

22. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Same type is coming to the s6, it taken them some time as Apple $$$$ the only company with the tech, I.e. They came up with nothing just used there $$$ to make it just theres

29. engineer-1701d unregistered

touch id on the iphone is old tech the touch on the new gs6 is state of the art fpc1150 same size as samsungs center button and with best 3d pixel view for faster activationhttp://www.fingerprints.com/products/touch_sensor/fingerprint-fpc-1020/http://www.fingerprints.com/products/touch_sensor/fingerprint-sensor-fpc1150/

17. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

lol the s5 was a fail. The difference between the S5 and S4 is kinda small. The standard Galaxy S5 should have looked like the S5 LTE-A with 3 GB ram, 32 GB internal and QHD screen. Instead that was korea exclusive and thus the standard S5 sucks. The touch id suck compared to the Apples too...

21. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And what were the great differences between the iPhone 5s and 6? The 3 year old hardware that was found on 2012 Android flagships? Or iOS8 aka skinned Android ICS? Oh, how about the differences between the 3g and 3gs, 4 and 4s, the 5 and 5s?? And while you're at it, mind to tell us the differences between the iPads? They all look the same to me And please tell me more about the new iPod Nano aka as the Apple watch.

25. ph00ny

Posts: 2068; Member since: May 26, 2011

To be brutally honest, S4 to S5 was a more substantial upgrade than S3 to S4

5. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Then you read the comments of some ignorants on this site claiming that Apple innovate and the rest follows, or that Apple is the best tech company lol

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I see the S6 only increasing $50. The S6 Edge however will be about 799. Since Samsung is making almost all the parts for the S6, they could just keep the price the same, which is $50 less than the Note. The S has been about 650 for a while. Has way better specs than an iPhone which now costs $150 more than the S. Which adds to the fact you have to be an iDiot to pay more for a phone that has 3 year old hardware. Just think, the S6 is gonna have a camera that is almost 4 times the size of the iPhone. A QHD display and likely will come 64GB on board since they are likely gonna drop SD support. The 6 is sure gonna be the beast of 2015 until the Not comes.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That's great...

12. Biernot unregistered

good job sammy

13. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

It's getting better & better. Imo Samsung uses the best internals in their flagship. Ki

19. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Processor chips. Flash memory chips. Semi-conductors. Display panels. Hard drives. Lithium-ion batteries. Name the component necessary to complete a phone. Samsung makes them all for Apple, Sony, HTC, Nokia and other OEMs. Yet the Korean colossus still makes phones, TVs, PCs, tablets and a whole lot of electronics. It is amazing how Samsung is so versatile and good at everything. And it's intriguing how people are predicting doom for a juggernaut that is only losing margins in just one segment - phones. If Samsung shuts down its phone division, will it not survive and thrive? If its rivals shut down their phone industries, can they survive? I'm just thinking aloud.

23. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung are really going to Show to the Critics who pulled there phones down after the Galaxy S5,that they can Produce the Best Smartphones,and to show to Apple,who never seem to offer a out standing features on there phones,that Samsung will offer better functions than them.Apple will really panic after the Galaxy S6 release,and i bet we end up going back to Court again

24. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Can we replace the storage system on the note 4 with this

27. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

note 4 ain't no project ara

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