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Samsung’s UFS 3.1 storage brings SSD speeds to smartphones

Samsung has begun mass production of a new embedded storage memory solution that will bring the kind of read/write speeds I expect from high-end laptops to… high-end smartphones. The new Samsung 512GB eUFS 3.1 offers sequential read speeds up to 2,100 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1,200 MB/s. While the top sequential read speeds […]

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UFS 3.1 promises speedier smartphone storage

JEDEC, tht organization responsible for setting the standards for the storage used in most smartphones, has released a new Universal Flash Storage 3.1 specification. In a nutshell, UFS 3.1 should bring faster performance to smartphones and removable storage cards, while also reducing power consumption. Among other things, that’s because the UFS 3.1 standard includes: Write […]

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Toshiba begins sampling UFS 3.0 storage (faster storage for smartphones)

Smartphone processors keep getting faster, the cameras keep getting better, and the batteries are… still there. But there’s another piece of hardware that can affect performance of smartphones and other mobile devices: the storage technology. Early phones shipped with eMMC flash storage (and some cheaper models still do). More recently phone makers started adopting UFS […]

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UFS 3.0 flash storage to support speeds up to 2.4GB/s

Every year chip makers release new processors that bring better performance and/or improved efficiency to smartphones. But processors are only one of the factors in smartphone performance. Another is the type of storage. Over the past few years we’ve seen smartphone makers start to adopt UFS 2.0 and UFS 2.1 storage, which offer a big […]

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Samsung develops socket that reads UFS and microSD cards

Samsung’s new UFS memory cards are about the same size as a microSD card, but they offer read/write speeds that are much higher. That means we could eventually see phones and tablets that support removable storage with the same kind of performance you’d expect from a decent laptop or desktop-class SSD. There’s just one catch: you’ll […]

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Samsung’s UFS removable memory cards are 5x faster than microSD cards

MicroSD cards are tiny, convenient removable storage cards that can be used with some cameras, tablets, smartphones, and other devices. But they’re not exactly super-speedy. Now Samsung has unveiled a next-gen removable memory card that’s about 5 times faster. In fact, Samsung’s new UFS (Universal Flash Storage) cards offer read/write speeds that are on par […]

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Samsung introduces 256GB high-speed storage for smartphones, tablets

Many high-end smartphones offer up to 64GB of storage. A few are available with 128GB. And a handful go even further than that. But Samsung says it’s now mass producing a 256GB embedded memory chip that will provide plenty of speedy storage for next-gen mobile devices. The new 256GB memory is based on the Universal […]