SanDisk crams 200 GB into the world's highest capacity microSD card
With all the high quality snaps, audio and video that we fill our mobile devices with these days, it doesn't take much to for the onboard storage to hit capacity. But SanDisk has just introduced a new microSD card designed to provide a little more storage breathing room. The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, packs a whopping 200 GB of storage capacity, while retaining the same diminutive microSD form factor.
Following last year's Mobile World Congress, where SanDisk rolled up with a 128 GB card to offer the world's largest capacity microSDXC card, the storage specialist has managed to increase the capacity by an impressive 56 percent. The latest addition to the microSDXC UHS-I range makes use of the same technology as the 128 GB version, but a new design and production process has enabled the company to squeeze in more bits per die.
Capable of delivering transfer speeds of 90 MB per second, the card is targeted primarily for use with Android devices. It is worth noting, however, that Samsung's newest flagship phones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, themselves unveiled at World Mobile Congress over the weekend, do away with microSD slots, so the whopping bump in storage will be out of reach for some.
SanDisk says its 200 GB microSD card will be available worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 and priced at US$400.