Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has introduced a removable memory card based on the JEDEC universal flash storage (UFS) 1.0 card extension standard. Coming in a range of storage capacities, the cards are geared toward digital single-lens reflex cameras, 3D virtual-reality cameras, action cameras and even drones, says Samsung.
Samsung expects the UFS cards – available in capacities such as 256, 128, 64 and 32 GB – to bring a significant performance boost to the external memory storage market.
Samsung says the 256 GB UFS card provides more than five times faster sequential read performance – 530 MB/s – compared to that of a typical microSD card.
The company notes that the 256 GB UFS card also significantly reduces multimedia data downloading time, photo thumbnail loading time and buffer clearing time in burst shooting mode.
Jung-bae Lee, senior vice president of memory product planning and application engineering at Samsung Electronics, says, “By launching our new high-capacity, high-performance UFS card line-up, we are changing the growth paradigm of the memory card market to prioritize performance and user convenience above all.”