Samsung Starts Producing First 512GB eUFS Storage Chips for Mobile Devices

Samsung Starts Producing First 512GB eUFS Storage Chips for Mobile Devices

Samsung Starts Producing First 512GB eUFS Storage Chips for Mobile Devices

Imagine pairing a ton of storage alongside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC), or Samsung's recently announced Exynos 9810 (Samsung typically uses two SoCs for its flagship phones, tapping its own silicon for models that ship internationally and Qualcomm's hardware for United States variants).

On a side note, Samsung also announced plans to increase production of its 64-layer 512 Gb V-NAND chips as well as 256 Gb V-NAND chips to meet growing demand for mobile storage, SSDs and other products.

For random operations, the new eUFS can read 42,000 IOPS and write 40,000 IOPS.

It is likely (though not confirmed) we could see this utilized in Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S9 phones.

"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 micro SD cards".

Given the timing of the announcement, it is only a matter of time before manufacturers adopt the 512GB eUFS solution into their products especially in mobile devices.

Would you still be interested in picking up the Galaxy S9 if it shipped with 500GB of internal flash storage instead of a microSD slot? According to the company, "Consisting of eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips and a controller chip, all stacked together, Samsung's new 512GB UFS doubles the density of Samsung's previous 48-layer V-NAND-based 256GB eUFS, in the same amount of space as the 256GB package".

With 512GB of eUFS storage, Samsung says that a flagship smartphone would be able to store approximately 130 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) video clips of a 10 minute duration. It cites an advanced circuit design and new power management technology used to minimize the energy consumed by this capacious storage device. The company says that kind of transfer speed is more than eight times faster than a typical microSD card is capable of. Still, we do know Samsung has a habit of using a bunch of similar specs on these two classes and we don't expect anything different come 2018.

Reading into this statement, one might possibly construe that the eUFS solution might appear inside a variant of Samsung's next top-tier handset, the yet to be announced Galaxy S9.

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