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

by Ben Pena December 6, 2017, 0:23
Samsung starts production of 512GB eUFS chips, could appear in Galaxy S9

Samsung says the storage solution could be used in "upcoming flagship smartphones and tablets", whether that means it will appear in next year's Galaxy S9 is unclear, but there's a strong possibility the next S-series handset will feature this massive capacity.

With Samsung's new 512GB eUFS storage, the South Korean company will soon be able to manufacture smartphones or tablets that have built-in flash storage that's the same as or even more than some desktop or laptop computers.

Samsung could be gearing up to use its new storage chip in the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Note 9 that could see the largest internal storage capacity to date in Galaxy devices.

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.

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

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The new 512GB UFS increases the density of the 256GB eUFS storage from 48 layers to 64 layers and also includes a controller chip. Although only claims for the moment, Samsung said it will be able to store 130 10 minute 4K Ultra HD video clips, ten times as many as a 64 GB eUFS. However, that barrier has now been broken as Samsung today has officially announced its new 512GB embedded UFS solution.

To maximize the performance and energy efficiency of the new 512GB eUFS, Samsung has introduced a new set of proprietary technologies.

As for raw performance, Samsung's 512GB eUFS boasts sequential read and write speeds of up to 860MB/s and 255MB/s, respectively. Based on the eUFS' rapid random writes, which are approximately 400 times faster than the 100 IOPS speed of a conventional microSD card, mobile users can enjoy seamless multimedia experiences such as high-resolution burst shooting, as well as file searching and video downloading in dual-app viewing mode.

For random operations, the new eUFS can read 42,000 IOPS and write 40,000 IOPS. According to the company, this is expected to meet the increase in demand for embedded mobile storage, SSDs, and removable memory cards with high density and performance.


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