Samsung starts production of world's first 512GB embedded flash storage

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Samsung's also announced that it "intends to steadily increase an aggressive production volume for its 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips, in addition to expanding its 256Gb V-NAND production".

There are a number of reasons why Samsung would want to rush to bake the 500GB+ non-removable chip into the Galaxy S9.

"The new Samsung 512GB eUFS provides the best embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones by overcoming potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of microSD cards".

According to Samsung's VP of Memory Sales & Marketing, Jaesoo Han, "By assuring an early, stable supply of this advanced embedded storage, Samsung is taking a big step forward in contributing to timely launches of next-generation mobile devices by mobile manufacturers around the world". However, that barrier has now been broken as Samsung today has officially announced its new 512GB embedded UFS solution.

The technology behind this new flash storage solution is based on Samsung's current 48-layer 256 gigabit (Gb) V-NAND chips. Using UFS proved to be the right decision for Samsung, as it achieved much better performance than eMMC, which was predominantly used by Android phones at the time.

Samsung 512GB eUFS
Samsung's New 512GB eUFS V-NAND Could Be Bound For Galaxy S9 Flagship

With 512GB of storage, Samsung says you'll be able to store around 130 4K videos (3840 x 2160) that are each 10-minutes long on a smartphone. It also boasts a random read speed of 42,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and a write speed of 40,000 IOPS.

Would you still be interested in picking up the Galaxy S9 if it shipped with 500GB of internal flash storage instead of a microSD slot? This kind of speed means that users should have seamless multimedia experiences on their mobile devices.

To maximize the performance and energy efficiency of the new 512GB eUFS, Samsung has introduced a new set of proprietary technologies.

Samsung could be gearing up to use its new storage chip in the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Note 9 that could see the largest internal storage capacity to date in Galaxy devices.

This time it's named "upcoming flagship smartphones and tablets" as the ideal application.

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