SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) - Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it started the mass production of a 256-gigabyte (GB) memory chip for high-end smartphones, less than a year after it kicked off the 128-GB model.
The South Korean tech giant said the new Universal Flash Storage (UFS) boasts speed that is nine times faster than high-performance micro SD cards, or two times compared to budget solid state drives for laptops.
Samsung has been tapping deeper into the UFS models that are faster, slimmer and consume less power compared to previous flash memory chips.
The new product will help users enjoy Ultra HD content on smartphones, while activating other features without a delay, it added.
The company said the 256-GB UFS will be suitable for high-end smartphones, as it allows faster data transmission between handsets and other devices through the USB 3.0 interface.
Samsung said it is possible to transmit a 5GB movie file in 12 seconds.
Samsung added that it has applied “two lanes” data transfer technology, boasting a sequential reading speed of 850 megabytes per second. In terms of sequential writing, the new UFS supports a speed of up to 260 megabytes per second.’