Samsung 1TB eUFS 2.1 Storage Chips Announced for Upcoming Flagship Smartphones, May Feature on Galaxy S10

This will allow for a massive gain in the storage capabilities of smartphones and other compact devices, with no need for removable memory cards. This is double the density of Samsung’s previous top-end 512GB eUFS alternative. The company anticipates strong demand and will market its chips into other smartphone manufacturers in addition to using them in its flagship products.

The 1TB chip uses the eUFS 2.1 standard and promises consecutive read speeds up to 1000MBps, which is just under twice as much as average SATA SSDs used for laptop and desktop PCs. Random read and write speeds are claimed to be around 58,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS respectively, which the company says is 500x faster than that which today’s high performance microSD cards can manage. All of these are improvements over that the business’s very own 512GB capacity eUFS, released in November 2017. Samsung points out that high-speed memory is essential if writing massive amounts of data continuously, such as when recording video in 960fps or with several cameras simultaneously.

The first UFS processors that Samsung developed had a capacity of 128GB, and were launched in January 2015. Since that time, the company has occasionally escalated capacities while raising rates. The business also tried to launch a removable UFS card standard from 2016 to substitute microSD cards, but it never caught on.

These new chips measure exactly the same 11.5millimeter x 13mm since the former generation, letting them fit into smartphones at which each bit of distance is valuable. The jump in capacity is possible thanks to Samsung’s capacity to pile 16 of its 5th Generation V-NAND dies. Each die has 96 levels of 3D stacked flash memory cells. The business also touts a new in-house controller.

Samsung was among the first manufacturers to launch a smartphone with 512GB of storage, when it unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Notice 9$58,900 (Inspection ) in August 2018. At the time, the company also touted the ability to put in a 512GB microSD card for a total of 1TB of storage. The company is promising to increase its manufacturing capacity throughout the first half of the year to support customers who wish to place these chips in their next-generation flagship phones.