Toshiba announces 128-gigabyte NAND chips perfect for the next gen of high-end smartphones
posted by Nick T. / Apr 21, 2011, 10:13 AM
If you are having troubles visualizing 128 gigabytes of data, think approximately 32000 iTunes songs or over 60 hours of HD video. In comparison, the 64 gig iPad 2 model can theoretically store only half of that. Toshiba makes the production of the new 128 gig chips possible thanks to a 19-nanometer manufacturing process. In result, a greater number of transistors can be crammed into a memory chip small enough to fit in portable devices. The new technology might also reduce the production costs of smaller 64- and 32-gigabyte NAND chips making them more affordable for smartphone manufacturers.
It is supposed that Toshiba's own smart devices will ship with the new chips first, but since testing samples have been handed out to other companies already, it wouldn't be surprising if somebody else beats them to it. For example, Apple has been using Toshiba's NAND chips for quite a while now, so the next iPhone and iPad iterations might actually offer more storage capacity than ever before.
Production of the new chips should switch to full speed later this summer, which means they will most probably start appearing in smartphones and tablets by Christmas of this year.
source: Toshiba via Electronista
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Wow good news. The smart phone is inching closer to the PC world every year. I can't even imagine what the smart phone will be like in 10 years. I love technology & innovation. This is good news to all!
posted on Apr 21, 2011, 10:23 AM 2
It will probably be incorperated into our bodies some how. That we only have to think and the tast will get going. Imagine surfing the web by just thinking and you sence and see what you want in your brain. You should see the documtary "Transendent Man".
posted on Apr 21, 2011, 11:06 AM 0
The most sad part about this news is that ONLY the iPhone will use these chips. I don't know why Android manufactures don't use higher gig chips. Fuck buying micro SD cards that most likely fail all the time or give error problems. HTC I'm talking to you u cheap basterds.
posted on Apr 21, 2011, 2:56 PM 1
Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 04, 2011
Taht'd be great.. More space to save large size files esp high res full hd contents.. Only fitting for smartphones and tablets to really sport this size of storage since highend smartphones and tablets now supports full hd 1020p recording.. We all know that those contents demand a lot of storage space. Not only that, we are also fond of downloading not only music but also movies esp high res hd's which we love and enjoy watching on our phones.. How many times did we had to delete some of our favourite downlaoded movies just to spare storage for a new one which we want to download or save on our gadgets???
posted on Apr 21, 2011, 9:49 PM 0
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