(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung’s SSDs could be employed by the next-gen Sony PS5 console

General
By 

Last updated: November 25th, 2019 at 19:01 UTC+01:00

Over the past month or so, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 next-gen console, particularly in regards to storage mediums and how SSDs will improve the next generation. What does this have to do with Samsung, you may ask? Well, it turns out that Samsung might be Sony’s SSD supplier for the PS5.

The Korean tech giant hosted the Samsung SSD Forum 2019 in Tokyo last week. At the event, the company reportedly confirmed that it is working on a new NVMe SSD solution which should be the perfect fit for gaming consoles. Although the Sony PS5 wasn’t outright mentioned on stage, Samsung did show a slide depicting the PS4 along with the caption SSD is required for proper game play.

Now, it could be that Samsung aims to bag both Sony and Microsoft as its SSD customers, but the presence of the PS4 in the aforementioned slide has fueled the idea that at least the Sony PS5 will be taking advantage of this technology once it launches next year.

Samsung’s SSD will help to improve load times

It seems like the next-generation of gaming consoles will put a greater emphasis on minimizing load times. Some contenders like Google’s Stadia aim to do this by abandoning the traditional console format and relying on cloud computing/streaming instead. On the other hand, Sony, at least, seems to want and achieve higher performance through better (local) hardware, which is arguably the preferred way to go.

Ongoing game consoles like the PlayStation 4 Pro ship with an HDD instead of an SSD, but this is expected to change with the next-gen PS5. There is, of course, a matter of cost to consider. SSD prices have dropped over the years but 1GB of SSD storage still costs a lot more than 1GB of HDD storage, so it will be interesting to see how the next-gen consoles will tackle this issue.

In any case, Samsung’s semiconductor division is bound to profit from this apparent collaboration. NAND flash and DRAM sales have slowed down in the first half of the year, and Intel is threatening to take back its top spot from Samsung by the end of 2019 even if the latter company managed to increase its DRAM market share in Q3.

Either way, Sony’s gaming division has a very large customer base, and if the PS5 will employ an SSD made by Samsung then the company’s semiconductor business is surely going to benefit from it. Even more so if Sony is not going to be the only client and if Microsoft’s next-gen console will also rely on Samsung’s SSD solution.

Via Source BusinessGeneral Samsung Electronics
Load 1 comments

You might also like

Samsung’s new move could make screen replacements costlier in the US

Samsung Display is trying to stop imports of third-party OLED screen replacements for smartphones in the US. The South Korean firm has filed a request with the ITC (International Trade Commission) to investigate the import of third-party smartphone OLED panels for independent repair stores. And this could strike a massive blow to the entire repair […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 11 hours ago

Samsung signs multi-year 5G patent deal with Nokia

Samsung, the biggest smartphone brand in the world, has signed a multi-year 5G patent agreement with Nokia. As a part of this long-term agreement, the South Korean firm will use Nokia’s fundamental inventions in 5G and other technologies in its smartphones and other mobile devices. Samsung Electronics will make royalty payments to Nokia for its […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 days ago

Samsung launches 4TB version of T7 Shield SSD

Samsung launched the T7 Shield portable SSD eight months ago, and back then, the company made the SSD available in 1TB and 2TB storage capacities. Now, the South Korean firm has launched the 4TB version of the T7 Shield SSD in Germany. The T7 Shield is launching in Germany and will be available in three […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 6 days ago

Samsung’s World Expo 2030 ad in Switzerland targets 2,700 leaders and top officials

Samsung’s efforts to bring World Expo 2030 to Busan, South Korea, have not ended. And in its latest bid to host the upcoming Expo, the company installed a large digital outdoor advertisement in Davos, Switzerland, right around the celebration of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, held between January 16 and the 20th […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 6 days ago

Samsung x Ledger bundle announced, may include the Galaxy S23

Samsung Germany and crypto hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger have announced a new partnership with a shared goal: to enable easy and safe buying, selling, and trading on Web3. The two companies have announced the Web3 Starter Bundle, which will go live through Amazon and includes next-generation Samsung Galaxy devices and Ledger hardware wallets. Web3 might […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 7 days ago

Samsung was world’s biggest smartphone brand in 2022 as Chinese brands suffered

2022 has been an unpleasant year for smartphone brands. Rising component prices, geopolitical tensions, and supply chain issues troubled all smartphone brands. The overall market dropped 17% in Q4 2022. However, two smartphone brands managed to increase their market share: Apple and Samsung. According to a report from market research firm Canalys, Samsung was the […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 7 days ago