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

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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