Samsung announces a 256GB UFS 2.0 memory chip

A very good news for the customers who love large storage capacities in their smartphones just came in. Samsung officially announced that as of now, they have started mass production of ultra-fast 256GB UFS 2.0 memory chips that will soon be featured in upcoming high-end smartphones.

Have a look at what we mean by ” ultra-fast “, Known as paradigm shift – Samsung’s new memory chip can handle up to 45,000 and 40,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) respectively as compared to the previous UFS generation which holds a capacity of 19,000 and 14,000 IOPS. Now that really is Ultra-fast, is it not?

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In addition to the above mentioned capabilities, this incredible memory chip can handle up to 850MB/s of sequential reading. To put that into perspective, this almost reached the capacity of SATA SSD drives used in desktop computers. On the other hand, is can reach upto 260MB/s for the case of sequential writing. Though it isn’t as high as a desktop, it is far above any microSD card in the market. Following is a statement by Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice President, Memory Sales and Marketing, Samsung Electronics:

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, We are determined to push the competitive edgein premium storage line-ups – OEM NVMe SSDs, external SSDs, and UFS – by moving aggressively to enhance performance and capacity in all three markets

Samsung claims that one the main reason for developing the new 256GB UFS 2.0 memory chip is to allow its customers to view 4K media on their large-screen mobile devices. So its our guess that we might be able to get hands on this chip in the upcoming Galaxy Note 6. Though there is not official word on such release.

Stay tuned for the latest updates.

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