Most flagship phones these days come with 64GB, 128GB or even 256GB internal storage. The larger the better for 360 photographers as the footage takes up a lot of room, especially if your camera doesn’t have much on board storage like the Theta. Im sure like myself it doesn’t take long to fill up your phone’s internal storage. Well soon this won’t be much of a problem as you’ll be able to pick up a phone (at least from Samsung) with a massive 512GB of storage right out of the box.
Samsung announced that it had officially begun mass production on a 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage chip – a first for the mobile industry.
With 512GB of storage, Samsung says you’ll be able to store around 130 4K videos (3840 x 2160) that are each 10-minutes long on a smartphone. Compared to a 64GB chip that could only hold 13 of these videos, that’s a huge increase.
On the performance side of things, the 512GB chip has read speeds that max out at 860MB/s and write speeds of 255MB/s. To transfer a 5GB Full HD video clip to an SSD, it’d take just six seconds (eight times faster than what most microSD cards are capable of).
When talking about this new chip, Samsung’s Executive Vice President of Memory Sales & Marketing, Jaesoo Han, said:
The new Samsung 512GB eUFS provides the best embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones by overcoming potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of microSD cards.
Is this a hint that Samsung are to ditch the external micro SD card with the S9, to be fair i wouldn’t complain about a 512GB phone. Lets hope the battery life will make a similar jump in performance 😉