[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics said on Jan. 30 it has begun mass producing the world’s first 1TB embedded universal flash storage for use in data-heavy mobile applications.
The world’s largest memory maker rolled out the latest storage solution for high-end smartphones, four years after introducing a 128-gigabyte eUFS.
Powered by the company’s fifth-generation V-NAND, the new product will make the storage capacity for smartphones “comparable to a premium notebook PC” without additional memory cards, Samsung said.
The company said a 1TB eUFS will allow smartphone users to store 260 10-minute videos in 4K UHD format, while the 64GB solution is capable of storing only 13 videos of the same size.
“The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing a more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices,” said Cheol Choi, the firm’s executive vice president of memory sales and marketing.
“Samsung is committed to assuring the most reliable supply chain and adequate production quantities to support the timely launches of upcoming flagship smartphones in the accelerating growth of the global mobile market.”
Samsung said it will expand the production of its fifth-generation 512GB V-NAND at its Pyeongtaek plant, south of Seoul, in the first half of 2019 to address strong demand for the 1TB eUFS by global smartphone makers.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)