The storage capacity of a smartphone is an essential selling point which affects the purchasing decision of the customer, the type of storage is often overlooked. Most Android smartphones 9and many electronics) use UFS (Universal Flash Storage) and most flagships have either 3.0 or 3.1 UFS storage.
Now Samsung has introduced the UFS 4.0 which uses Samsung’s Gen 7 V-NAND memory and proprietary controller with sequential read speed of up to 4,200MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 2,800MB/s. The new tech also offers a 46% power efficiency improvement in sequential read speeds compared to the previous generation.
BREAKING: Samsung has developed the industry's highest performing Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 storage solution, which has received JEDEC® board of director approval. What is UFS 4.0 and what does it mean for the future of storage? Read on to learn more. pic.twitter.com/4Wxdu0J2PD— Samsung Semiconductor (@SamsungDSGlobal) May 3, 2022
Per lane, UFS 4.0 supports up to 23.2Gbps per lane, which is two times what UFS 3.1 offers. Samsung touts that this amount of “bandwidth is perfect for 5G smartphones requiring huge amounts of data processing,” and it expects to see the tech be adopted in VR, AR and automotive applications.
The new storage tech can be configured to support up to 1TB of storage so we expect that means we’ll get to see more phones arrive with 512GB and 1TB storage capacities.
Samsung is expected to kick off the mass production of the UFS 4.0 storage in Q3 so we can expect to see smartphones running the new tech towards the end of the year, or on the Galaxy S23 series that should debut in Q1 2023. Check out the full Twitter thread to read Samsung’s full announcement about UFS 4.0.
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