Flagship smartphones are going to have larger, quicker storage banks come the end of the year courtesy of UFS 3.1.
Samsung on Tuesday confirmed that it has begun its mass production of its 512GB UFS 3.1 chips, that’ll be used in high-end devices this year.
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The chips are able to write data at 1.2GB/s — twice the speed of SATA on PCs and laptops and ten times the speed of SD cards.
This is also a huge jump over UFS 3.0, which had a maximum sequential write speed of just over 400MB/s.
“Phones with the new eUFS 3.1 will only take about 1.5 minutes to move 100GB of data whereas UFS 3.0-based phones require more than four minutes,” Samsung added.
It’s big news for mobile content creators, who are slowly gravitating to smartphones as their creation tools. It’s also excellent news for companies’ compact laptops and tablets that may opt to use the technology.
The company has also confirmed that UFS 3.1 storage in 256GB and 128GB capacities will also go into production later this year.
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