​Samsung launches 256GB microSD card

Samsung has launched a monster 256GB microSD card that will end your data worries for videos on your smartphone.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung has launched a 256GB microSD card -- the highest capacity in the market -- made out of 3D V-NAND that will allow consumers to store more UHD videos on their smartphones.

The 256GB EVO Plus MicroSD Card comes after the South Korean tech giant's 128GB PRO Plus MicroSD Card just six months ago.

The microSD card boasts a reading speed of 95MBs and write speed of 90MBs and will allow premium smartphones and tablets as well as drones and action cams to record and store more 4K UHD videos, the firm said.

The storage space allows for recording of a 12-hour 4K (3840x2160) video without stopping and is optimized for graphic-intense videos such as VR, the company said.

The card is IEC60529, IPX7 certified waterproof and is made to withstand x-rays and magnetic fields, Samsung said.

Sales will began in 50 countries sequentially starting with the US, China, Japan, and Germany with a limited 10-year warranty at a price of $249.99.

The card is made of Samsung's 3rd generation V-NAND that stacks cells in 48 layers.

Despite the general market slump, Samsung's semiconductor division contributed hefty profits for the first quarter of the year.

Samsung also successfully increased shipment to mobile from conventional PCs, faster than rivals SK Hynix and Micron, and has launched premium, high-memory products such as 256GB UFS in NANDs and an 18-nanometer DRAM.

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