Samsung starts mass-producing first ever 512GB chips for mobile devices

06 December, 2017, 00:23 | Author: Natasha Holloway
  • The company has not revealed which device would be getting the new 512GB chips

Android benefits from the ability to install an external memory card in most devices to provide additional storage but that could be a thing of the past thanks to the internal storage capacity in Samsungs new chip hitting 512GB.

With Samsung's new 512GB eUFS storage, the South Korean company will soon be able to manufacture smartphones or tablets that have built-in flash storage that's the same as or even more than some desktop or laptop computers.

The new solution will provide a huge boost for storage on flagship phones, as well as another product for the strong performing division of Samsung to continue growth.

"By assuring an early, stable supply of this advanced embedded storage, Samsung is taking a big step forward in contributing to timely launches of next-generation mobile devices by mobile manufacturers around the world".

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According to Samsung, the 512GB eUFS package enables a flagship smartphone to store approximately 130 4K (3840×2160) videos of 10-minute duration. It doubles the density of Samsung's previous 48-layer 256 eUFS chips and takes up the same amount of space. Compared to a 64GB chip that could only hold 13 of these videos, that's a massive increase.

To maximize the performance and energy efficiency of the new 512GB eUFS, Samsung has introduced a new set of proprietary technologies. Also, the 512GB eUFS' controller chip is said to "speed up the mapping process for converting logical block addresses to those of physical blocks". As for its performance, the new 512GB eUFS solution able to reach 860 and 255 MB/s in terms of sequential read and write speed respectively while its random read and write speed is rated at 42,000 and 40,000 IOPS.

On the performance side of things, the 512GB chip has read speeds that max out at 860MB/s and write speeds of 255MB/s. That means you only need about six seconds to transfer an HD video clip to an SSD, Samsung says.

Samsung's 512GB eUFS solution utilizes eight 64-layer 512-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash memory chips and a controller chip, all stacked together. The company says that this is around 400 times faster than a conventional microSD card.

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