In time for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and potential unveiling of a Superior foldable Galaxy F smartphone, Samsung has announced that it has Started mass producing eUFS embedded flash storage Processors with a capacity of 1TB.
This will allow for a massive increase in the storage capabilities of smartphones and other compact devices, with no need for removable memory cards. This is double the density of Samsung’s previous top-end 512GB eUFS solution. The business anticipates strong need and will sell its chips into other smartphone manufacturers as well as utilizing them in its own flagship products.
The 1TB chip uses the eUFS 2.1 standard and promises sequential read speeds of up to 1000MBps, which is just under twice as far as average SATA SSDs used for laptop and desktop PCs. Random read and write speeds are claimed to be up to 58,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS respectively, which the company says is 500x faster than what today’s high performance microSD cards may handle. These are all improvements over that the business’s own 512GB capacity eUFS, released in November 2017. Samsung points out that high-speed memory is essential if writing massive amounts of information continuously, such as when recording video at 960fps or with multiple cameras simultaneously.
The very first UFS chips that Samsung developed had a capacity of 128GB, and were launched in January 2015. Ever since that time, the company has periodically doubled capacities whilst raising speeds. The business also attempted to launch a removable UFS card regular in 2016 to substitute microSD cards, but it never caught on.
These new chips quantify the same 11.5mm x 13mm since the former generation, letting them fit into smartphones at which each bit of space is valuable. The jump in capacity is possible thanks to Samsung’s ability to stack 16 of its 5th Generation V-NAND dies. The company also touts a fresh in-house control.
Samsung was among the first producers to launch a smartphone with 512GB of storage, when it unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 9$58,900 (Review) in August 2018. At the moment, the company also touted the capability to add a 512GB microSD card for a total of 1TB of storage. The company is promising to improve its production capacity throughout the first half of the year to encourage customers who want to place these chips into their next-generation flagship mobiles.