Samsung Starts Producing First 512GB eUFS Storage Chips for Mobile Devices

Samsung starts cranking out 512GB eUFS storage

When it comes to random operations, Samsung's 512 GB eUFS offers up to 42,000/40,000 read/write IOPS, similar to the predecessors featuring 48-layer 256 Gb V-NAND ICs. Imagine pairing a ton of storage alongside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC), or Samsung's recently announced Exynos 9810 (Samsung typically uses two SoCs for its flagship phones, tapping its own silicon for models that ship internationally and Qualcomm's hardware for U.S. variants).

Universal Flash Storage (UFS) is known for its blazing fast transfer speed but its storage capacity is previously limited to 256GB.

Samsung announced on Tuesday that it has started mass-producing the industry's first 512GB embedded storage solution. Android benefits from the ability to install an external memory card in most devices to provide additional storage but that could be a thing of the past thanks to the internal storage capacity in Samsungs new chip hitting 512GB. Compared to a 64GB chip that could only hold 13 of these videos, that's a massive increase.

Samsung starts cranking out 512GB eUFS storage
Samsung starts production of 512GB eUFS chips, could appear in Galaxy S9

The 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND's advanced circuit design and new power management technology will potentially help the Galaxy S9 to exhibit better battery life. With the 512GB eUFS, sequential read and writes reach up to 860 MB/s and 255 MB/s, respectively- over eight times faster than a typical microSD card.

Samsung rates the new 512GB eUFS for sequential read speeds up to 860MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 255MB/s.

Samsung says that it has introduced a new set of proprietary technologies to maximize performance and energy efficiency. This will improve the speed of storage-intensive tasks such as high-resolution burst photos, file searches, and downloading videos in dual app mode, the company states. Samsung's 512GB eUFS is composed of eight stacks of 64-layer 512 gigabit (Gb) V-NAND and a controller, doubling the memory of the 256GB eUFS while maintaining the same size, according to ZDNet. With 512GB of onboard storage, it would, for most people, eliminate the need for supplementary storage options, such as microSD cards. It's a remote possibility for now, and even if flagships are released with variants having 512GB of storage, they are sure to be priced extremely high.

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