Samsung Electronics has announced its first 256GB universal flash storage (UFS) meant for next-generation high-end mobile devices, and it wouldn't come as a surprise if its upcoming flagship device dubbed as the Galaxy Note 6 comes with the storage option.
The South Korean electronics giant has announced that the mass production of the 256GB flash storage has started, giving a clear hint that its upcoming high-end devices, including the Galaxy Note 6, will feature this option.
"By providing high-density UFS memory that is nearly twice as fast as a SATA SSD for PCs, we will contribute to a paradigm shift within the mobile data storage market," said Joo Sun Choi, executive vice president, Memory Sales and Marketing, Samsun, in a statement.
"We are determined to push the competitive edge in premium storage line-ups – OEM NVMe SSDs, external SSDs, and UFS – by moving aggressively to enhance performance and capacity in all three markets."
The new 256GB UFS has a data transfer speed of up to 850MB/s, which is nearly twice as fast as a typical SATA-based SSD used in PCs, while it supports up to 260MB/s in terms of sequential writing, three times faster than high-performance external microSD cards. It also handles up to 45,000 and 40,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) for random reading and writing, respectively.
So, will the Galaxy Note 6 come with an option of this new 256GB storage? Most likely yes, as it is Samsung's next big thing.
Samsung is mum on its upcoming device, the Galaxy Note 6, but it is expected to be released in August, by the time its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 5, completes a year cycle in the market.