Samsung starts production of 512GB eUFS chips, could appear in Galaxy S9

Samsung begins 512GB memory chips production

Samsung begins 512GB memory chips production

Unlike iPhone and iPads, Samsung's phones and tablets do not offer as much built-in storage.

Samsung has announced the beginning of mass production of what it claims is the world's first 512 GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for next-gen mobile devices.

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had initiated volume production of UFS NAND flash memory chips with 512 GB capacity based on its latest 64-layer 512 Gb V-NAND.

"The new Samsung 512GB eUFS provides the best embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones", said Jaesoo Han, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "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".

Even though Samsung is most well known for its flagship phones, it has a massive component business as well. Nothing is impossible these days. Samsung says this is particularly noteworthy, given that its 512GB eUFS solution contains twice the number of cells as its 256GB eUFS solution.

Store approximately 130 4K Ultra HD (3840 × 2160) video clips of a 10-minute duration (10x increase over 64GB eUFS storage).

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The new 512GB UFS device consists of eight 64-layer 512-gigabit V-NAND chips stacked together with a controller chip.

Samsung is promising speeds of 860MB/s while reading and 255 MB/s while writing the data. 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).

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

They 64-layer V-NAND chips should also do well in other embedded devices, which are expected to soon proliferate as 5G networks create possibilities for sophisticated devices in a great many locations.

As we don't know how long the firm's been holding onto the technology, it's tough to say whether it will make the cut - but if it was on the assembly line before the Galaxy S9 entered production at the beginning of last month, it could very well be on board.

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