New reports suggest Samsung is going to switch up its storage strategy with the Samsung Galaxy S6.
The currently unconfirmed flagship is tipped to use UFS, also known as Universal Flash Storage, the next evolution in NAND storage.
UFS would be a big leap for Samsung’s smartphones, with the storage tech offering higher speed transfers, easier integration into embedded apps, and lower power consumption compared to SD cards to you.
It’s specifically tailored for mobile apps, designed to offer high performance while keeping battery drain to a minimum.
It works by combining a super-fast solid state drive with a low-power embedded multimedia card.
The new storage standard should be good for 1.2GB/s transfers, a far cry from the 400MB/s offered by current eMMC fare.
The report says Samsung will ‘gradually replace’ internal and external memory cards in its consumer goods, including smartphones and tablets.
A Samsung insider was reported as saying: “UFS is an important element for our smartphone business next year. We will start the application centering on flagship smartphones.”
He continued: “However, we cannot disclose any details because the time of a new smart phone release next year and specifications of this new model have not been finalised.”
The tipster revealed Samsung would be mass-producing UFS Flash storage at the end of 2014, and should have it ready in time for a flagship launching next year (read: Samsung Galaxy S6).
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