Samsung begins 512GB memory chips production

Galaxy S9 could use Samsung’s new 512 GB UFS storage

That's hasn't come from anything we've heard from the Samsung supply chain, but rather it's the logical conclusion to the news that Samsung is now producing 512GB flash memory modules using the new eUFS (embedded Universal Flash Storage) standard.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the first flagship phones we're expecting to see in 2018, and we've started to hear a few interesting bits of speculation about it - including a hint that the next generation of Samsung phones won't offer support for microSD cards.

Samsung is the largest manufacturer of memory chips in the world. The obvious advantage of built-in storage is that it's significantly faster than expandable memory.

"The new Samsung 512GB eUFS provides the best-embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones by overcoming potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of micro-SD cards", said Jaesoo Han, Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics.

Unsurprisingly, you won't find any mention of the Galaxy S9 or Note 9 in the press release.

Increasing sizes of internal storage is a good thing.

The chip is constructed out of eight 64-layer V-NAND chips, the same memory chips that make up Samsung's 256GB chip, and a controller chip that translates commands into actions.

This doubles the density of Samsung's previous 48-layer V-NAND-based 256GB eUFS, and in the same amount of space as the 256GB package.

Phones with the new chip will feature increased speed and performance as well.

Even your camera can benefit from the new tech: The chip will enable the shooting of bursts in high resolution. That means you only need about six seconds to transfer an HD video clip to an SSD, Samsung says.

Samsung also announced it will increase its production of 256GB chips to meet growing demand for premium phones.

This seems to suggest Samsung is keen on equipping plenty of products with lots and lots of storage.

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