This means that we should see some of Samsung's smartphones this year and also other manufacturers devices with 512GB of storage. The news came just days after the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were unveiled both of which incorporated UFS 2.0 onboard storage in either 32GB or 64GB capacities.
Samsung has announced that it is mass-producing the industry's first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution, leading many to believe that the Galaxy S9 will ship with the high-capacity module. A full, 5GB HD video can be transferred from 512GB chip to a solid-state hard drive in about six seconds, Samsung says, which is over eight times faster than it takes to transfer one from a typical microSD card.
Consisting of eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips and a controller chip, all stacked together, Samsung's new 512GB UFS doubles the density of Samsung's previous 48-layer V-NAND-based 256GB eUFS, in the same amount of space as the 256GB package. Even though the 512GB eUFS solution contains 2x the number of cells as compared to a 256GB eUFS, Samsung states that the "inevitable increase in energy consumed" will be minimized by the 64-layer 512-gigabit V-NAND's "advanced circuit design" and new power management technology in the controller.
Even though Samsung is most well known for its flagship phones, it has a massive component business as well. The company added it would expand production of 256Gb V-NAND chips, while it would be aggressive in ramping up the newer 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips.
Speed's sufficient for most application: Samsung's promised "sequential read and writes reaching up to 860 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 255MB/s respectively" and random data access speeds of 42,000 IOPS when reading and 40,000 IOPS when writing.
Do you think the Galaxy S9 will be able to tout 512GB of internal storage? According to the company, this is expected to meet the increase in demand for embedded mobile storage, SSDs, and removable memory cards with high density and performance. Samsung did mention on its press release that the 512GB eUFS will be used for its "upcoming flagship smartphones and tablets".