Mobile technology – Samsung 256GB Flash memory chips

Samsung is currently mass producing 256GB embedded flash memory chips for future phone systems and devices, as noted in article below

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3038034/mobile/samsungs-256gb-flash-chips-point-to-super-sized-storage-for-future-phones.html

Samsung’s 256GB flash chips point to super-sized storage for future phones.  Samsung’s latest embedded storage chip for mobile devices puts 256GB within reach of smartphones.

Your next phone might pack a whopping 256GB of onboard storage thanks to Samsung. The Korea-based electronics maker announced on Thursday that it’s now mass producing 256GB embedded flash memory chips for smartphones and other devices. The new memory chips are smaller than a microSD card and can pack up to 256GB thanks to Samsung’s cutting-edge V-Nand technology.

Based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 specification, the new memory is almost twice as fast as SATA-based solid state storage drives on PCS, Samsung says. The new memory uses two lanes of data transfer to reach speeds of up to 850 megabytes per second (MB/s).

Samsung says you’ll be able to transfer a full HD movie in about 12 seconds over a USB 3.0 cable at those speeds—assuming a 90-minute movie with an average file size around 5 gigabytes. The new memory also supports what Samsung calls “seamless ultra HD playback and multitasking functionality” on tablets and other large screen devices.