Samsung has today announced in an official press release that it is now mass producing the industry’s first 256GB embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard, that features read speeds nearly twice that of typical SATA-based SSDs at 850MB/s (via Engadget). It won’t be wrong to predict that future iPhones, iPads and iPod devices will start offering storage options all the way up to 256GB.
“By providing high-density UFS memory that is nearly twice as fast as a SATA SSD for PCs, we will contribute to a paradigm shift within the mobile data storage market,” said Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice President, Memory Sales and Marketing, Samsung Electronics. “We are determined to push the competitive edge in premium storage line-ups – OEM NVMe SSDs, external SSDs, and UFS – by moving aggressively to enhance performance and capacity in all three markets.”
The South Korean manufacturer claims that that the high 256GB capacity will make it possible to store weighty content like 4K movies and also transfer them faster due to the USB 3.0 interface. Furthermore, the new UFS memory is capable of supporting multitasking functionality on large-screen mobile devices, such as watching 4K Ultra HD movies on a split screen, while searching image files or downloading video clips.
Samsung says that it will increase the production volume of the new 256GB UFS in line with increases in global demand.