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UFS 3.1 announced with improvements in speed and power efficiency for flash storage chips

Universal Flash Storage, known as UFS, is the flash storage standard that is used in flagship phones and upper mid-range phones. The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the first phone to use UFS storage in 2015. In the years since, it has slowly been spreading to lower-cost segments of the market, to the point where the...

The OnePlus 7 Pro could beat the Galaxy Fold as the first smartphone to launch with UFS 3.0 storage

5 months into 2019 and it's already clear that this year is one of the most exciting for new smartphone releases. As Vlad Savov from The Verge put it, "[w]hen the iPhone doesn’t change, Android phones get weird." We've seen penta-camera smartphones, swivel-camera pop-up smartphones, 21:9 smartphones, wearable smartphones, foldable smartphones, and so much more....

Western Digital announces UFS 3.0 storage drives for high-end smartphones

Aside from the Snapdragon 855, 5G, and foldable displays, the fourth-biggest 2019 buzzword in the Android world might well be UFS 3.0. The third generation of Universal Flash Storage specs were released early in 2018, but only in 2019 will we actually see phones with embedded storage that meet such standards. The first phone to...

Samsung is now making 1TB UFS chips for mobile devices

Samsung is the largest flash storage manufacturer in the smartphone industry. They supply Universal Flash Storage units for so many OEMs. The company just announced that they started mass producing of 1TB UFS 2.1 chips. Samsung has only gone as far as 512GB on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 model last year. It is also...

First Snapdragon 845 Chromebook may support Project Fi and have UFS

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Chromebook, codenamed "Cheza," is becoming more enticing with each passing day. We've discovered it's likely one of the very few detachable Chromebooks (like the HP Chromebook X2), and that it will likely have a built-in stylus. Now we've discovered even more information about the device from the Chromium Gerrit. Not...

SD Cards with 128TB storage, ~1GB/s transfer speeds are coming in the future

The SD Association is a non-profit organization made up of around 900 companies which set out the standards for SD memory cards. They've announced the latest iteration of SD cards, SD express, which aims to provide 985MB/s transfer speeds. Even better, the maximum storage size has grown from 2TB to a huge 128TB. This comes...

Samsung Starts Production of First 512GB UFS Package for Mobile Devices

The first smartphone to use Universal Flash Storage (UFS) as a storage solution was the Samsung Galaxy S6. Using UFS proved to be the right decision for Samsung, as it achieved much better performance than eMMC, which was predominantly used by Android phones at the time. Since then, we've seen multiple smartphone OEMs adopt UFS....

Toshiba Starts Shipping UFS Devices with 3D Flash Memory

Storage read and write speeds are an oft-overlooked aspect of smartphone performance. Even if you have the best system-on-chip, lots of RAM, and a powerful graphics card, your smartphone's flash storage -- the chip that stores your data -- can be a bottleneck. But it's not just the speed of flash storage that matters. In the...

Samsung Introduces UFS-Based Memory Cards with Up to 256GB Capacity

Samsung's UFS 2.0 based memory solutions, such as those seen on recent Galaxy flagships, do what we expect storage solutions to do. They are fast and they are reliable, and they are fast some more. Mario even noted the same in his Samsung Galaxy Note 5 XDA Review: As seen in the benchmarks above, the UFS...