Samsung begins 512GB memory chips production

Samsung's 512 GB eUFS device is the company's first embedded UFS storage solution to use the latest 64-layer 512 Gb TLC V-NAND along with the new controller that features an improved NAND mapping table management.

Jaesoo Han, Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics says the following about company's vision in paving the way for mobile phones to exhibit higher levels of internal storage. Samsung intends to bring this new storage capacity on next-generation devices, possibly the Samsung Galaxy S9. Although only claims for the moment, Samsung said it will be able to store 130 10 minute 4K Ultra HD video clips, ten times as many as a 64 GB eUFS. The Samsung said it is made of eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips that are joined by a controller chip.

Additionally, the 512GB flash storage chip can both read and write data at 86MB per second and 255MB per second, a reported eight times faster than a standard micro-SD card. It is going to change soon, you will be seeing 512GB storage on the smartphones, especially, the Samsung flagships. However, that barrier has now been broken as Samsung today has officially announced its new 512GB embedded UFS solution. It is similarly likely that Samsung's new eUFS will appear in many other mobile phones throughout 2018, as the company is far from shy about licensing its technology.

There are a number of reasons why Samsung would want to rush to bake the 500GB+ non-removable chip into the Galaxy S9. The chips have a fast read memory speed of 860 MB/s and a write memory of 255 MB/s. This means the eUFS storage will be adept at multimedia experiences that rely on high-bit rate media, great for burst photography, and be capable of high resolution movie recording without any issues.

Samsung says that the chip is intended for use in next generation phones, which makes us wonder which phones will get it. The chips have double the amount of storage capacity of the current top model Samsung Galaxy S8 while still managing to fit into handset models of the same size.

This time it's named "upcoming flagship smartphones and tablets" as the ideal application.

Vanessa Coleman