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Expect Samsung to launch UFS 3.0 storage solutions in the near future

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association is the global standards organization for the microelectronics industry. It has now announced version 3.0 of the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) standard. The UFS 3.0 standard has been developed for mobile applications and computing systems that require high performance with low power consumption.

UFS storage solutions are used in a variety of products such as smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks. With Samsung being a dominant force in the advanced memory technology market it’s only a matter of time before it comes out with UFS 3.0 storage solutions.

UFS 3.0 doubles bandwidth, reduces power consumption

The new UFS 3.0 standard doubles the bandwidth from the current UFS 2.1 standard with a data rate of 11.6Gbps per lane for a maximum peak data transfer rate of 23.2Gbps with two lanes. It’s also more power efficient with a new 2.5V power supply mode that enables lower power consumption with support for the latest NAND technology.

Simply put, this means that storage solutions based on this standard will be faster while requiring less power. This should, at least in theory, deliver a small improvement in battery life for devices that use UFS 3.0 memory products.

The standard also introduces new reporting mechanisms on the storage controller that are primarily meant for the automotive market. Memory solutions based on UFS 3.0 must support the extended temperature range of -40°C to 105°C for automotive applications.

Samsung started producing the industry’s first UFS solution for use in automotive applications back in September last year based on the then most up-to-date UFS 2.1 standard. Samsung was also the first company to introduce 128GB embedded memory based on the UFS 2.0 standard in 2015.

We can be certain that Samsung will soon launch new storage solutions based on the UFS 3.0 standard as the company seeks to further cement its position as a leader in the memory market.

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baldonek
baldonek

Memory solutions based on UFS 3.0 must support the extended temperature range of -40°C to 105°C

WOW!

At 105°C we humans become fried meat! Good things for robots however!

gtone339
gtone339

Ready for next years Galaxy S10. 😉

Nyiko Lucky Mashaba
Nyiko Lucky Mashaba

I love it

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Too late for the S9 I guess.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

People thought that about BT 5.0 (or just 5) but they were the first to ship with it.
And seeing as Samsung has led with UFS in the past, I actually expect the S9s to be UFS 3.0
They are going to have a hard time selling the S9s if they are not that different from the S8s

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

To be honest, regular consumers won’t care for UFS, so sales won’t exactly be affected in that manner. Other specs will have to be better, the ones normal folks see. If nothing there then no reason not to get the S8 or S8+ for cheaper.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I think it would be in their best interests, especially if they are advertising a “camera reimagined”. where are all these amazing photos going to go? 4K at 60fps would be a great addition and having UFS 3.0 would be a good way of assuring users they’ll be able to store such large files without corruption… unlike now, (on Oreo beta) I took a beautiful slow motion video of an owl flapping its wings at a falconry. broad daylight, it was perfect. but looking back at the video, there was A LOT of frame drops in the actual video that… Read more »