Samsung introduces super-fast Class 1 microSD cards
Wish you could transfer your music and movie collection to your smartphone with a bit more speed? Existing-gen microSD cards might not be that zippy, but Samsung’s just announced that their first UHS-1 microSD started out rolling off the production line last month and will be heading to retail outlets very soon.
With maximum read speeds of 80MB/s, the cards are just under four occasions as quickly as today’s typical microSD card. Initially, Samsung is only creating 16GB cards, but they’ll be offering up bigger capacities as soon as they can.
Although faster microSD cards are definitely excellent news for those of you with expansive media collections, there’s one more cause it’s especially exciting news coming from Samsung: the Galaxy S3.
It’s been rumored that Samsung’s subsequent hero telephone will feature USB 3. connectivity. If that is true, it’ll let you fill up your new Samsung UHS-1 microSD card in a flash — assuming that write speeds have been improved as considerably as read speeds. Based on what comparative benchmarks have shown for other top-notch microSD cards, it’s affordable to anticipate that they’ll be close (perhaps within about 10 to 20 per cent). Samsung didn’t provide up any numbers on that front in their initial press release, nonetheless, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Samsung’s presser does state that these cards offer you ultra-high performance in LTE smartphones and tablets, but the truth is that they’ll supply a enhance in just about something that knows what to do with a microSD card.
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