Thanks to new tech, the Samsung Galaxy S6 flash storage may be 2.7 times faster than any other!


Samsung has announced, via its Samsung Tomorrow blog, that it has developed an ultra-fast 128 GB flash memory, based on the UFS 2.0 standard, which it says is 2.7 times faster than eMMC 5.0, currently employed by smartphones. Utilizing the "Command Queue" technology of UFS, the new storage units will, reportedly, be able to process 19,000 input / output operations for random reading per second.

What's the takeaway from this? 128 GB phone storage, which does not get bogged down when filled up, or after repetitive installs and removals of apps, for one! Fear not, Samsung says the UFS units are available in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB, so lower-tier versions of the future handsets will also make use of the tech.

As far as which handsets are going to have it first – well, Samsung Tomorrow did say “now mass producing", and Samsung keeps hinting at lightning-fast performance with its Galaxy S6 teasers – could Sammy's latest flagships be the first smartphones to bear this super-fast memory? Well, it's just a few days until the Unpacked event for the Galaxy S6, so we will know pretty soon!


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Galaxy S6
  • 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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49 Comments

1. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

so touchwiz not gonna be laggy i guess

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

well super fast nand flash ram whatever you want to say, light version of touch wiz i think this is gonna be great.

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

who said there's no change to the GS6?

30. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Yes, have changes. But looks like a Galaxy S5/S4/S3. The design was not refreshed. Just the iPhone borders and a bit bigger home button (Sorry for my english)

35. engineer-1701d unregistered

bigger home button is for the fpc1150 touchpad

32. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Damn! the camera protrusion looks too much!

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

that is big but remember they said they are trying to make the best camera with one touch camera does everything.

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This is great news for most likely all phones coming out this year and in the future, seeing Samsung supplies memory to a lot of them :D

31. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Not all companies can afford this, Samsung's components are not cheap. Their AMOLED diplays costs a lot more compared to LCD's. I see no reason why this should be any cheaper, specially when the tech is new and hot in demand.

45. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I am slightly confused? I just mentioned that new faster memory is a great thing for this year and future phones? I really don't think think cost is going to be that big an issue, I remember seeing actual component creation price and such a bit back, and even if the new memory is more expensive, we are talking about components bought in bulk, for like what 16$ for 32 gb I think I read somewhere, a year or two ago, if someone can find the actual prices that'd be neat. and with 32 gb being the new standard raising the price would be silly, will probably stay the same as 16gb that was the now old standard. But yeah, I simply think it is a good thing for future phones?

48. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Read the source article. "In the future, Samsung anticipates that UFS will support high-end mobile market needs, while eMMC solutions remain viable for the mid-market, value segments."

53. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Again, I don't quite understand, that's not what I am saying? I'm just saying it is a good thing that we are getting better memory, and even if it is high end only now price is likely not going to rise on those high end devices.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

great news no lag ui year yaaayyyyy for all

5. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yup. No more whining from Samsung haters for a year. (Whew)

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

finaly

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

That won't happen. See, the s5 and now 4 didn't lag but still haters hated. Don't expect them to stop hating.

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

so true

11. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

if hate is fruitful then every costumer must argue,hate and comment what they like or not..m8 camera hate make htc to ditch ultrapixels..so we must hate samsung for what they are offering from years,so we can get new design and new ui :D

24. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

They hate us cause they ain't us...

52. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Let that haters bark on Samsung's post!

18. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You really think that will stop them?

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

This is SSD grade tech.

27. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Now the real question is.. When are we getting sort of SLI & Cross fire grade tech? (Even though.. We don't need it lol)

10. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I'm not sure.

12. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Still UGLY.

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow........Such a stupid comment. Try doing sudoku once in a while instead of gym. Your brain is growing fat, it needs some exercise !

14. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I decided to stop responding to them. someday they will realize how childish they are. If you react to someone you give them power.

15. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Why can't you accept that the design is ugly. In front is good but in back is ugly. Lmao...

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1. How is the design of S6 anything to do with this post ? You do realize this 2.7 faster flash storage is a technological breakthrough for smartphones, right ?! 2. Don't impose your OPINIONS on to me. Design is a subjective matter. If you don't it its fine. No need to make me 'accept it' ! You do realize some of us buy phones for its features and capabilities not because its nice to stare at. Design grows old in few weeks but breakthrough technology is useful in day to day.

19. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

it's not officialy introduced yet

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