Samsung Electronics has started mass production of the world’s first 512GB smartphone chip with embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 3.0 specifications. Despite of its launch, Samsung decided to use the older chip for Galaxy S10. Samsung could use this new chip into the Galaxy Fold and other upcoming premium smartphones from the company. This would enable the apps to access the storage fast as twice. The read and write speed would comparable to the ultra-fast laptops. Back in 2017, Samsung debuted a 512GB eUFS but the chip had sequential read speeds of 860MB per second and write speeds of 255MB per second.
The company’s latest chip offer more than doubles its sequential read speed to 2100MB per second with write speeds also seeing an increase to 410MB per second. According to Samsung, its new chips read speeds are 20 times faster than a typical microSD card and even manage to be four times faster than a SATA SSD. Samsung’s executive vice president of memory sales and marketing, Cheol Choi explained how its new chips can change the game for the next-generation of mobile phones.
He said, “Beginning mass production of our eUFS 3.0 lineup gives us a great advantage in the next-generation mobile market to which we are bringing a memory read speed that was before only available on ultra-slim laptops. As we expand our eUFS 3.0 offerings, including a 1-Terabyte (TB) version later this year, we expect to play a major role in accelerating momentum within the premium mobile market.” Samsung will start its production this month alongside a 128GB version though the company plans to start manufacturing a 1TB and 256GB model during the second half of the year.