Samsung has just announced the world’s largest embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1 with a massive 1 terabyte capacity. This would make it possible for the next generation flagship smartphones to come with 1TB of internal storage. This announcement also somewhat confirms an earlier speculation of the Galaxy S10+.
According to Samsung, the 1TB eUFS solution retains the same 11.5mm x 13.0mm package size as the previous 512GB version but they have doubled the capacity by combining 16 stacked layers of Samsung’s 512-gigabit V-NAND flash memory with a new proprietary controller. They added that this would enable users to store 260 10-minute 4K UHD videos and as a comparison, a 64GB eUFS is only capable of storing 13 videos of the same size.
In terms of performance, the new eUFS is capable of 1000MB/s sequential read speed which is twice the speed of a typical 2.5″ SATA SSD. With such speed, Samsung claims that you can offload 5GB worth of full HD videos to an NVMe SSD as quick as 5 seconds. It also has a sequential write speed of 260MB/s. According to Samsung, the random read speed has also increased by 38% over the current 512GB eUFS 2.1 solution, while random write speed is higher by 25%.
With the faster random write speed, it is also possible to allow high-speed continuous shooting at 960 fps and this would enable users to take full advantage of multi-camera capabilities in current and future flagship models.
Looking at the timing of the announcement, there’s a big chance that the new 1TB eUFS solution might be included on the upcoming Galaxy S10+ flagship. It was speculated that the larger S10+ will get a 1TB storage version on top of the typical 128GB and 512GB variants. If it’s true, this could be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone yet and it could cost more than the Galaxy Note9 512GB version which was launched in Malaysia for RM4,599.
In case you missed it, the Galaxy S10 will be revealed at a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco on the 20th February 2019.
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