SanDisk unveils 200GB microSD card
Veteran storage card producer SanDisk has crossed another milestone in technology as the company unveiled a microSD card with up to 200GB capacity at the ongoing Mobile World Congress.
The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition is the largest capacity memory card for mobile phones but unfortunately, this comes at a time when the biggest producer of memory card-enabled smartphones, Samsung, just announced a flagship without memory card slot. Nonetheless, this doesn’t stop people from speaking high of SanDisk’s achievement.
“Mobile devices are completely changing the game. Seven out of 10 images captured by consumers are now from smartphones and tablets,” Christopher Chute, a spokesman of IDC said.
“Consumers view mobile-first devices as their primary means for image capture and sharing, and by 2019 smartphones and tablets will account for nine out of 10 images captured. As the needs of mobile users continue to change, SanDisk is on the forefront of delivering solutions for these demands as is clearly illustrated through their growing portfolio of innovative products, including the new 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card,” he added.
SanDisk was able to achieve the 200GB mcard by using the sale process it used for 128GB microSD cards but optimized the hardware to include more bits per die, thereby supporting an amazing 90MB per second transfer on the cards.
As for pricing, the microSD card is priced $399.99 and is going to hit the shelves later in quarter 2. There’s waterproof, X-ray proof, magnet proof and temperature proof protection to keep your 400 bucks safe from damage.
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