Samsung 512GB eUFS Storage For Smartphones Goes Into Production

Galaxy S9 could use Samsung’s new 512 GB UFS storage

Samsung starts cranking out 512GB eUFS storage

Now, Samsung Electronics has announced that it has begun mass production of the industry's first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next-generation mobile devices.

There are a number of reasons why Samsung would want to rush to bake the 500GB+ non-removable chip into the Galaxy S9.

"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.

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Samsung also injected its 512GB eUFS solution with a new of proprietary technologies, including an advanced circuit design and new power management technology in the controller to minimize energy consumption. No, not really. That's why Samsung says it is going to steadily increase its production volume for both 512 GB and 256 GB V-NAND chips. Samsung's 512GB eUFS is composed of eight stacks of 64-layer 512 gigabit (Gb) V-NAND and a controller, doubling the memory of the 256GB eUFS while maintaining the same size, according to ZDNet.

The new solution will provide a huge boost for storage on flagship phones, as well as another product for the strong performing division of Samsung to continue growth. This is 10 times more than what a 64GB phone is capable of storing.

For random operations, the new eUFS can read 42,000 IOPS and write 40,000 IOPS. While the company's press release does not specifically mention which version of the UFS interface had been implemented, Samsung did state that the storage package could attain "sequential read and writes reaching up to 860 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 255MB/s respectively" putting it very much in the ballpark of UFS 2.0. That translates to being able to transfer a 5GB Full HD video clip to an SSD in about six seconds, which is about eight times faster than a typical microSD card.

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So do not be surprised if flagship phones next year - maybe even the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 - would top out at 512GB internal storage.

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?

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