Smartphones currently live mostly in photography, video, music and other areas, and Samsung's latest technology will do it to keep it even more. The Korean manufacturer announced that it has created the first 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) chip for smartphones that will allow future phones to retain internal storage capacity similar to laptops.
"It is expected that 1TB eUFS will play an important role in creating more notebook-like user experience for next-generation mobile devices," said Cheol Choi, vice president of sales and marketing of memory in Samsung.
Samsung has already launched a mass-produced chip that claims to read speeds of up to 1000 Mbit / s – almost twice as fast as the usual 2.5-inch SATA SSD reading speed and faster than Samsung's previous 512GB chip. A 1TB chipset can report that you can store 260 10 minute, 4K video – a huge amount that reduces the capabilities of existing smartphones with lower capacity eUFS chips. 1TB chips will also have the same pack size as its 512GB equivalent, so smartphones will not need to be upgraded to accommodate chips.
Samsung's latest smartphone, Galaxy Note 9, costs 512 GB of internal memory. However, users can insert a 512GB microSD card to increase the total memory of the smartphone to 1TB. But with these new chips, those who require more and more storage and do not want an extra SD card in the spring will have an additional (and possibly expensive) option.
Although mass production is already underway, there is no word yet when smartphones will incorporate these new 1TB Samsung chips. However, there is a rumor that Samsung could place the new chip on its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone, and this device is expected to be released next month.