Samsung Seems Ready to Sell Us 1TB Smartphones

Samsung Seems Ready to Sell Us 1TB Smartphones

The 1 TB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) will also significantly increase transmission speeds of diverse media content.

The storage chips will be able to save and load files faster than the company's current chips and will be nearly double the size of its current largest.

Samsung has announced a new memory chip with a record-breaking capacity, paving the way for smartphones with 1 TB of storage.

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This amount of storage will allow users to keep up to 240 4K UHD videos that are 10 minutes long each on their smartphone. This means that Samsung has found a way to make smartphones with 1TB inbuilt storage. 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. In contrast, the traditional 2.5-inch SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) has a continuous read speed of about half that of a 1TB eUFS. Samsung says that 5GB-sized full HD videos can be offloaded to an NVMe SSD in as fast as five seconds. Random read speed has been improved by 38% compared to the 512 GB version as well. In the same manner, the high random write speeds will ensure users will be able to sustain high-speed shooting at even 960 frames per second with flawless ease. As smartphones become even better, opportunities to replace tablets and traditional laptops is that much greater.

The new 1TB flash components are just 11.5mm x 13.0mm, the same size as Samsung's previous 512GB chips, thanks to the use of the firm's most advanced 512-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash memory and 16-layer construction.

Samsung's executive VP of memory sales and marketing Cheol Choi expects the new chip will be essential in bringing a more "notebook-like user experience" to mobile devices.

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