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SanDisk announces massive 200GB microSD card, coming in Q2 2015
Today’s smartphones typically pack internal storage that ranges anywhere from as little as 4GB on the low-end to as much as 128GB on the highest end of the spectrum. For many folks, 32 to 128GB is probably more than enough for your apps, movies, music and pics. This is especially true for those of us that have learned to lean on cloud storage. But what if you need as much space as you can possibly get?
Perhaps you travel a lot and want tons of movies and music in areas that might not otherwise get reliable cell coverage. No matter what your reason, microSD is a handy way to add a little extra space. And in a somewhat funny twist of fate, the day that the Samsung announces they are ditching microSD with the Galaxy S6, SanDisk has now debuted what they claim to be the largest commercially available microSD card.
The new 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I “Premium Edition” is a monster of a card, packed into a tiny package. Up until now, 128GB was about as big as it got, and tends to be the “up to range” quoted for most smartphone manufacturers today. As you might have guessed, this much space comes at a hefty premium. The 200GB microSDXC card will retail for $399.99 when it arrives in Q2 of this year.
For those that are actually entertaining the idea of spending that much, it is important to note that your phone should work with this card as long as your device supports the SDXC standard. Yes, even if your device is listed as supporting “up to 128GB”, any phone that has SDXC support should technically support up to 2TB (as noted with the G Flex 2). What do you think, anyone actually have a need for that much space on a phone? If your answer is yes, how much would you realistically be willing to pay for it?