Samsung starts production on new 512GB UFS chips


  • Jason

    “will help reduce the need for smartphone users to resort to microSD cards” that’s fine as long as these phones don’t cost $1500+ otherwise a $600 with a $100 256gb sd wil do the job

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      Technically if they stop producing the 64gb chip in favor if the 128, that will reduce costs and makes phones cheaper. But we all know they always find something to add to increase price year after year, this time around it will be storage.

  • Smanny

    Storage is great and all. But I am waiting for some SoCs to include embedded Ram. We already have embedded GPS, DSP, ISP, cache, and memory controllers, with a CPU. So they need to embed ram as well. Sodims, and dimms were used to add Ram to your computer system, but those days are long gone, and they never existed on mobile platforms, like smartphones, phablets or tablets. It’s about time they embed Ram on board.

    We already see embedded ram on things like Raspberry Pi’s and other boards or SBCs. So Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, and others could design and implement an SoC with embedded Ram.

    • John Lofwire

      PC and laptop still use non embedded ram lol.

      Too many stuff in one chip = too much heat.
      Personally i would be all for them to remove GPU from the soc and put it on the side..

  • Cornfed710

    Majority of phones top out at 128GB lol

    I guess except for iPhones, right. I guess they don’t count on this site.

    • John Lofwire

      Triggered much? Iphone = 3 models with 256 gb options.

      How many models from apple and others brand dont offer more than 128 gb? much more than that.

      So the majority word is valid.

      Dont be triggered too much you will look like an Apple troll..

    • Cornfed710

      Kinda like you look like.

    • John Lofwire

      Just replacing someone who gave a rant based on false information 😉

    • Cornfed710

      Yes, the majority of welfare phones, you’re correct, I’m sorry.

    • John Lofwire

      Apple troll detected. Blocked.

  • Brad Fortin

    What’s more, the company’s new chip is extremely fast, with Samsung claiming it can reach read speeds of about 860 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write speeds of 255 MB/s.

    Wow, that’s almost fast enough to catch up to the 980 MB/s read and 380 MB/s write speeds of the 2017 iPad Pro.