1TB memory chip Samsung just unveiled last month for apparent use on the Galaxy S10+ Performance Edition? Believe it or not, the company is today announcing something even more impressive that's likely to make a commercial debut inside the Galaxy Fold. Meet the industry's first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 3.0 solution for "next-generation mobile devices."Remember that
While this thing obviously can't compete with the "industry's first" 1TB eUFS chip in terms of digital hoarding room provided to end users, that bad boy Samsung announced in January is actually powered by older eUFS 2.1 technology. The hot new eUFS 3.0 standard will allow the Galaxy Note 10 and, possibly, the Galaxy Fold to achieve sequential read speeds of 2100MB/s, up from 1000MB/s on the 1TB variant of the Galaxy S10+ and 860MB/s on 512 gig models.
Those are naturally maximum theoretical rates, but you can be certain you'll notice a big difference out in the real world as well. Actual Note 10 storage may not be twice as fast as the Galaxy S10's ability to accumulate or transfer stuff in all scenarios, but it will be considerably speedier most of the time.
At least in theory, Samsung says the groundbreaking new technology should enable the "premium" smartphones of tomorrow to transfer a Full HD movie to a PC in "about three seconds", which is absolutely mind-blowing.
512GB eUFS 3.0 mass production is already underway, with both 1TB and 256GB models expected to launch sometime "in the second half of the year." Presumably, in time for the Galaxy Note 10, which means there could be as many as three versions of Samsung's next big thing featuring this Universal Flash Storage 3.0 solution.
Of course, the company also plans to help other "global device manufacturers in better delivering tomorrow's mobile innovations." That might be one of the reasons why this tech giant is the world's largest chipmaker in addition to the number one smartphone vendor out there.