Folks who love offline storage should be happy to learn that Samsung has made an admirable milestone in terms of flash storage technology. The Korean tech giant, which is also a market leader in other popular technologies such as display manufacturing, will some time in the future ship devices with one terabyte of internal storage. Samsung says that this media-hoarding room runs 10 times faster than ordinary memory cards.
Generally speaking, this is not a surprise at all as Samsung’s memory division has been doing exemplary well in terms of pushing the latest trends in storage technology. In line with its upper hand in the department, Samsung says it has already started mass manufacturing 1 TB storage chips for mobile devices. We are not sure whether the chips will be used in its imminent Galaxy S10s that will go live on February 20. According to Samsung Newsroom, the OEM will push production of the embedded Universal Flash Storage chips (eUFS) 2.1, so it is highly likely we will see them in use for the Galaxy Note10.
“The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing a more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices,” said Cheol Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “What’s more, Samsung is committed to assuring the most reliable supply chain and adequate production quantities to support the timely launches of upcoming flagship smartphones in accelerating growth of the global mobile market.”
It is worth noting that the new capacities will double what the current market offers: the Note9 has a maxed-out version with 512 GB storage, and so does Apple’s iPhone XS Max. The new memory chips can do 1000 MB/s of sequential read speeds, which is admirable, to say the least.