Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 may have 512GB of storage

Samsung begins mass production of first 512 GB eUFS storage solution for mobile devices

It doubles the density of Samsung's previous 48-layer 256 eUFS chips and takes up the same amount of space. Entry-level Samsung flagship phones like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 come with 64GB of memory, but that might not be enough for some users.

It was nearly two years ago that Samsung announced that it was kicking off mass-production of 256GB storage chips implementing the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 interface boasting speeds of up to 850MB/s for sequential reads and 260MB/s for writes.

Samsung has announced the beginning of mass production of what it claims is the world's first 512 GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for next-gen mobile devices.

The new 512 GB UFS chip from Samsung uses two full-duplex HS-Gear3 lanes with 5.8 GT/s data transfer rate per lane and comes in standard 11.5×13 mm package.

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. However, that barrier has now been broken as Samsung today has officially announced its new 512GB embedded UFS solution.

In the end, this new storage solution helps Samsung to keep its comfortable lead in the flash memory market, but this does not mean we are going to see flagships with 512 GB of internal storage space anytime soon. The 512 GB chip stacks eight of the aforementioned NAND dies and is speced for up to 860 MB/s sequential read speeds as well as up to 255 MB/s sequential write speeds, which is in line with the company's 256 GB eUFS device launched in 2016. It also boasts a random read speed of 42,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and a write speed of 40,000 IOPS. According to Samsung, the random writes of the UFS package are approximately 400 times faster than the 100 IOPS speed of a conventional microSD card.

"The 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND's advanced circuit design and new power management technology in the 512GB eUFS' controller minimize the inevitable increase in energy consumed, which is particularly noteworthy since the new 512GB eUFS solution contains twice the number of cells compared to a 256GB eUFS".

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