Samsung just rendered the Galaxy S10 obsolete in terms of storage technology

Samsung just rendered the Galaxy S10 obsolete in terms of storage technology
Now that the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e are up for pre-order and (almost) ready to ship to their earliest adopters, it's time... to get excited about the Galaxy Note 10. While it might be way too soon to know for sure how many cameras Samsung intends to slap on the back of its next S Pen-wielding flagship, the company seems to have already revealed a key selling point and breathtaking feature set to blow the Galaxy S10 family out of the water.

Remember that 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."

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.

Samsung just rendered the Galaxy S10 obsolete in terms of storage technology

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.

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14 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Samsung nailed it this year.

2. CEDEOTB

Posts: 365; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Not surprised. The Note 10 will probably come with LPDDR5 Ram as well as a newer SOC

5. VasiliS7

Posts: 193; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Note 10 will have the same memory. Not possible to have the new one. Possible is for some new folld devices. S Fold, Note Fold or A fold.

6. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Note will have new memory but not new ram, the new ddr5 ram will be on 2020 phones not 2019 I think

13. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Memory is RAM... Random Access Memory

3. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

More reasons to buy a Note this year.

4. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

People don't realize this, but the RAM and storage speeds are more important than the SoC itself in terms of the performance in most modern day regular use-cases. Apps and games load quicker, the phone boots faster, you can record higher framerate video for longer durations, and in general less hiccups with vast amount of bandwidth. The note 10, if it comes with Exynos 9825 (7nm EUV), LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 will be a killer offering, since the s10 is pretty much perfect otherwise.

7. Hollowmost

Posts: 414; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

yeah thats why apple iphone was faster than high end androids, now iphones are only faster in video editing.. and android will leapfrog it with UFS 3.

9. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1238; Member since: May 01, 2017

It's best not to use facts and logic here before the spec monkeys go wild. According to them, larger number in the name automatically means its better

11. obedchuni

Posts: 315; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

That’s why Apple iPhones have 3 gb ram for speed

14. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Exynos chip is slower than the Qualcomm 855.... Why would you want that chip lol

8. gd761

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Note Series gets Better Specs than All other Models since the Note is the Top Model for Samsung's Lineup. Bigger, Better, More, Faster All = NOTE

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1311; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

With these speeds and sizes... microsd cards are done... wave bye bye! and i'm not talking about the high end ones... the ones that a small and crappy and slow peoples electronics down

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 6710; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

mSD died years ago; some users have yet to find out.

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