The world's first 1TB microSD card is finally on sale at a slightly lower price than expected

The world's first 1TB microSD card is finally on sale at a slightly lower price than expected
Just in case you needed further proof the mobile tech industry is making incredible progress at breakneck speed nowadays, you might recall Samsung's first ever "terabyte-ready" phone was only unveiled last fall. The Galaxy Note 9 offered 512 gigs of internal storage space, supporting up to 512 more by accommodating a new first-party microSD card option (as well as various third-party products).

But then the Galaxy S10+ took things to the next level in a special Performance Edition, starting at a full terabyte of digital hoarding room while naturally also supporting external expansion. And now there's an easy way to make the ultra-high-end model a two terabyte device with the help of the world's first 1TB memory card. This comes from SanDisk (who else?), finally going on sale today in the US after a formal announcement several months back.

By "easy", of course, we don't mean it's affordable by any stretch of the imagination to obtain a phone capable of storing 2TB of data in total. In addition to the $1,600 you need to pay for an unlocked S10+ Performance Edition, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card will cost you an extra $449.99 right now. Believe it or not, that's actually 50 bucks lower than the recommended price point initially announced by SanDisk. At the same time, it's a whopping $250 more than what the memory-specialized company typically charges for a 512 gig Extreme model.

Naturally, speeds are just as important as capacity, and unsurprisingly, this bad boy shines in that particular department as well, with up to 160MB/s read and maximum 90MB/s write velocity. Both Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video clips are supported, although you'll have to capture quite a lot of high-quality footage to exceed the internal limit of a 1TB, 512GB, or even 256GB high-end smartphone.

Available from SanDisk's own website and B&H Photo Video at the time of this writing, the 1TB Extreme microSD card is also listed as "currently unavailable" on Amazon and "sold out" at Best Buy, where it's actually priced at $429.99 after a $70 discount.

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