If you’re one of those people who never delete photos from their phone or shoots a lot a video, you may want to consider investing in a Samsung device. The company is increasing the amount of storage its smartphones can hold by a massive amount.
The Korean electronics giant has started mass producing the “industry’s first” one-terabyte (TB) embedded universal flash storage (eUFS), which will be available in next-generation mobile applications, according to a press release.
The amount of storage in these devices will be comparable to what people have on a premium notebook computer. Tired of using memory cards with your smartphone? You won’t need them anymore.
“The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices,” said Cheol Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics.
The 1TB eUFS is twice the size of the former 512GB version. Smartphone users will have the capability to store 260 10-minute videos in 4K UHD (3840×2160) format. Currently, most high-end smartphones with 64GB eUFS can support just 13 videos of the same size.
Samsung boasts that the 1TB eUFS will be extremely fast with the ability to transfer large amounts of multimedia content in a much shorter timeframe. 5GB-sized full HD videos will be offloaded to an NVMe SSD in as little as five seconds (10 times as fast as the typical speed of a microSD card). The random read speed, which allows for high-speed continuous shooting at 960 frames per second, will also increase up to 38 percent. This will vastly improve the camera experience for users.
The company plans to expand its production facilities in the first half of this year “to fully address the anticipated strong demand for the 1TB eUFS from mobile device manufacturers around the world.”
According to CNET, Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S10 smartphone may feature 1TB of storage as well as four rear and two front-facing cameras.