Samsung to Mass Produce World's First 512GB eUFS

Samsung to Mass Produce World's First 512GB eUFS

Even though Samsung is most well known for its flagship phones, it has a massive component business as well.

Samsung Electronics announced Tuesday that it has begun mass production of the world's first 512-gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) for next-generation mobile devices.

"It took only 21 months to launch an eUFS with doubled data capacity since we started mass producing of 256 GB chips in February past year", said a Samsung executive.

Samsung's new 512GB eUFS is consisted of eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips and a controller chip. In hopes of retaining the number one spot in the future, the company has announced its plans to invest at least $18.6 billion in ...

The new chips can store up to 130 10-minute 4K clips, says Samsung, while a 5GB Full HD video can be transferred to a solid-state drive in just six seconds.

According to numbers supplied by Samsung, read/write performance is impressive.

Performance-wise, you can expect up to 860MB/s and 255MB/s sequential read and write speeds, respectively. That's eight times faster than a typical microSD card.

"The new Samsung 512GB eUFS provides the best-embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones by overcoming potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of micro-SD cards", said Jaesoo Han, Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics.

For ultra-premium flagship devices, Samsung is expected to rapidly increase production for its 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips, and expand its 256Gb V-NAND production. The chips should also have applications in cars, laptops, tablets, and other devices that need power-efficient, high capacity storage. That means the new chip doesn't need to more physical space inside the smartphone.

Smartphones with 256GB of internal storage is still a rarity, so it will probably be a while before we see 512GB phones. Let us know down in the comments.