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Samsung starts mass producing industry’s first 256GB flash storage for high-end devices

Samsung Electronics today announced that it has started mass producing the industry’s first 256GB embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage 2.0 standard, for next-generation high-end mobile devices. The company says that this newly introduced flash memory provides performance that exceeds that of a conventional SATA-based SSD for PCs.

Samsung’s new UFS memory provides ultra-fast speed and large data capacity in a compact size ship. The flash memory is based on Samsung’s V-NAND flash memory chips and features a high-performance controller. It’s capable of handling up to 45,000 and 40,000 input/output operations per second for random reading and writing respectively, it’s over two times faster than the previous generation of UFS memory. The 256GB UFS uses two lanes of data transfer for sequential reading to provide speeds of up to 850MB/s, nearly twice as fast as a typical SATA-based SSD in PCs. It supports up to 260MB/s in sequential writing.

This enables the 256GB UFS memory to support seamless 4K video playback and multitasking functionality on large-screen mobile devices, like watching a 4K movie on a split screen, while also searching for image files or downloading video clips. Mobile devices featuring the new 256GB UFS 2.0 memory from Samsung will arrive later this year.

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Sebastian Shaw
Sebastian Shaw

i hope the specs sheet will be like that: 6 gb ram – almost all rumors on that way 5.8 inch 4k screen – they claimed 5.8 inch size and obviously they need to bump up resolution after 2 generation 128 and 256 gb internal ufs 2.0 memory – possibly that would be 64 and 128 gb and they will not sell 128 gb in most countries but finger crossed for 256 gb international one usb type c 3.1 – i hope they just dont fit usb type c with usb 2.0 or 3.0 specs and bring the full potential… Read more »

willy.4
willy.4

So maybe it’ll be ready in time for note 6…. here’s hoping 256 gb. 8 gb. ram 4 k screen 3200 bat. can’t wait sign me up…..

XaErO_Xion
XaErO_Xion

Is this really targeted for smartphones ?? OR is it for thin/hybrid notebooks ??

HomerS66
HomerS66

The iphone 7 will come with 256GB flash storage from Samsung, confirmed.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Jus can’t please some people… I personally was glad to get rid of the SD Card on my S6 edge+ and am looking forward to seeing the Note 6 with a 64GB standard, 128GB and 256GB storage capacity. You want an SD Card phablet, get the S7 edge. Smart move by Samsung I’ll say.

davidatscpc
davidatscpc

This has just been posted on Telstra’s website for the S7: (Australia’s largest mobile network) Talk time: Up to 22 hours (3G) Stand-by time: Up to 511 hours (4G) Built in: 32GB – user accessible approx 24GB Expandable: MicroSD support up to 200GB (sold separately) For the S7 Edge the stats are: Talk time: Up to 27 hours (3G) Stand-by time: Up to 516 hours (4G) Built in: 32GB – user accessible approx 24GB The other thing on the Telstra web site, is that it hasn’t been rated worthy of their “Blue Tick”, which means it has great hand held… Read more »

HomerS66
HomerS66

8 GB for apps? You have 24GB for apps minimum, as Samsung SD card integration were always able to store apps partly to the SD card, for those apps which supported this.

Solun
Solun

And yet instead of putting this on their most expensive phone, they put there 32 gigs internal and a microSD slot. Maybe it´s not the best phone after all…

mirrordemon92
mirrordemon92

I hope you read that article right. They just started making the new flash storage so why would it be with the S7? Yeah the phone might only have 32GB on board storage but at least they brought back the Micro SD card slot like everyone complained about on the S6 devices. But then again I guess not everyone can be pleased now days.