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Galaxy S10 storage misses out on faster UFS 3.0 standard

It was rumored last year that the Galaxy S10 storage might adopt the faster UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 3.0 standard. It was announced earlier in the year and the Galaxy S10 was expected to be Samsung’s first smartphone to ship with UFS 3.0.

That’s not going to be the case, though. A teardown of the Galaxy S10 shows that it does not come with UFS 3.0. It sticks with UFS 2.1, the same standard Samsung has used on devices like the Galaxy Note 9.

Galaxy S10 storage doesn’t use the faster UFS 3.0 standard

The UFS 3.0 standard offers double the bandwidth compared to UFS 2.1. It has a data rate of 11.6Gbps per lane for a maximum peak data transfer rate of 23.2Gbps with two lanes. The new 2.5V power supply mode also makes it more power efficient as it reduces consumption. What this means in simple words is that storage solutions based on this standard will be faster while needing less power.

Samsung confirmed at Qualcomm’s 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong last October that UFS 3.0 storage will ship in products in the first half of 2019. The company didn’t mention the Galaxy S10 by name. It was assumed that the company was referring to its upcoming flagship smartphone.

It wasn’t, actually. TechInsights’ teardown confirms that neither the Galaxy S10 nor the Galaxy S10+ features the UFS 3.0 storage. The teardown found the same Samsung KLUDG4U1EA-B0C1 128GB UFS 2.1 flash memory that has previously been seen on the Galaxy Note 9 and other smartphones. It goes without saying that it’s out of the question for the Galaxy S10e to have UFS 3.0 storage.

The first Samsung smartphone with UFS 3.0 storage will actually be the Galaxy Fold. The company mentions UFS 3.0 storage in the official specs table for its foldable smartphone. Samsung will release the Galaxy Fold next month with prices starting at $1,980. It will be made available in select markets and the retail experience will be carefully controlled as well.

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NoteLove
NoteLove

Bit disappointed as i’m a LOVER of tech, nonetheless the phone will be great, and just waiting to pick up on Friday.

Those asking for “Ceramic” go to Youtube and type Ceramic S10 and you should see two videos maybe more, One white ceramic video and ONE BLACK ceramic video, which is the one i pre ordered and looks STUNNING! in that video

locarno
locarno

Please compare UFS 2.1 to 3.0. Speed and voltage.

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

Afaik, Sam doesn’t run extensive benchmarks. I expect Anandtech to do some proper testing.

stondec
stondec

Hopefully the Note 10 will have UFS 3.0.

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

This will be my deciding factor to jump on the Note 10 or wait for the 11.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

it was reported months ago that the s10 line were going to miss the UFS 3.0. I believe this was leaked by ice universe back in dec time.

a little bit disappointing that I have spent £1K on a phone but I am still happy and looking forward to get my hands on it this friday

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I’ve stopped myself upgrading on the Upgrade Programme even with the £50 off they’re offering. There’s small scuffs on the screen that they’re charging me £150 for… 😒
At least now I can be made to wait for the Note10! Lol

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Personally looking for something that is of a “smaller” footprint and can be used in 1 hand. Never been a fan of the Note series as is always has been for me too thick, wide and tall. I never needed the use for the s-pen. The s10 6.1inch is stretching this requirement to the limit now. The S10e was a consideration but given the s10 isn’t really that different from the s10+ with only missing the cooling technology, extra depth camera on the the front and 700MA in battery size from the plus model. it was an easy choice to… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Even the 512GB and 12GB S10+?
Also, haven’t seen any ceramic phones on show, does anyone know what they look or feel like?

CroGamer1
CroGamer1

Yes! Unfortunately even the 512GB and 1TB models will miss out on UFS 3.0

Biransahin
Biransahin

I think it was too early and the mass production stage hasn’t begun yet. I think you’re right, Galaxy Fold will get it followed by the 5g S10 and the Note10.

RufoNN
RufoNN

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