Samsung UFS Card


Last week, Samsung Electronics introduced the first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 removable memory card for mobile devices. At a quick look, the UFS card looks similar to the existing microSD card that most of us use as external storage for smartphones. The difference is that these memory cards read at 530MB/s and write at 170MB/s, rates that are far superior than existing SD cards. UFS cards are also available at 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variants.

 

This remarkable invention may probably replace SD cards in the near future from as small as mobile devices to as big as notebooks and laptops.

 

Hybrid Slot


One solution the multinational South Korean tech-giant is planning to do is to create a hybrid slot to accommodate both the UFS and SD cards. Samsung confirmed that they are currently working for partners to integrate UFS technology for the next generation devices.

 

Hopefully, new devices will now feature a hybrid slot to accommodate the new UFS cards, as well as your old microSD cards. It gives you flexibility to access your old files from SD cards and to switch to UFS cards if you are looking for top-notch transfer speeds.

 

Although there is no concrete timeline for the release of the devices equipped with a UFS-SD card slot, consumers are hoping to experience the power of UFS cards upon the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 soon.