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Samsung’s new microSD card is enormous – and seriously fast

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Samsung has announced the mother of all microSD cards, and it’s going on sale in June.

The South Korean tech giant has announced the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card, a massive-capacity card built for use in mobile devices – smartphones and tablets, for instance. Samsung says that the huge 256GB card will be able to carry 12 hours of 4K Ultra HD video, or 33 hours of Full HD video.

Excitingly, the EVO Plus 256GB is built using Samsung’s V-NAND technology. That means it’s really quite fast: 95MB/s read speeds, and 90MB/s write speeds.

In a statement, Un-Soon Kim, Samsung’s Senior VP of Memory Marketing, said: “With the upward trend of consumers using high-performance, high-capacity mobile devices, our new V-NAND-based 256GB microSD card solution allows us to deliver the memory card consumers have been craving.”

Samsung will begin selling the microSD card in 50 countries – including the UK, Europe, China, starting in June 2016. The suggested retail price is $249.99, which works out at around £170. The card is 'Samsung 4-proof' – waterproof, temperature-proof, X-ray proof, and magnetic-proof – and comes with a limited 10-year warranty.

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pablouk

May 11, 2016, 12:09 pm

'The suggested retail price is $249.99, which works out at around £170' ....This is the UK, you know, which means this will be £ 249.99.

toboev

May 16, 2016, 5:28 pm

It just means TR simply applied the exchange rate to arrive at a figure in pounds, but failed to add 20% VAT. Of course you'd need to add sales tax to the dollar price in the US also. But they are in the habit of quoting prices before tax, we are accustomed to prices after tax. But the moaners forget that every time.

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