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Samsung launches new 512 GB eUFS memory chips for mobile devices
Even though Samsung is most well known for its flagship phones, it has a massive component business as well. That side of the company is making news today by announcing the industry’s first 512 GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS). The chips consist of eight 64-layer 512 GB V-NAND chips and a controller chip. It doubles the density of Samsung’s previous 48-layer 256 eUFS chips and takes up the same amount of space.
So, all those numbers are fun, but do they matter if you can’t get your hands on the chips? No, not really. That’s why Samsung says it is going to steadily increase its production volume for both 512 GB and 256 GB V-NAND chips. It describes production volume as “aggressive” which give us hope that we’ll see flagship phones in 2018 with these 512 GB chips included. The chips should also have applications in cars, laptops, tablets, and other devices that need power-efficient, high capacity storage.
What do you think of these new chips? Do we really need 512 GB of storage phones? Let us know down in the comments.