Sometimes it's nice to take a little break just delving into PC hardware, like today we are taking a dive into Samsung's 1TB storage chip that is set to feature on their upcoming flagship phones, a groundbreaking leap for the handheld market.
Samsung has been working to increase storage capacity of its phones for quite some time now, with their S9 Note having a 512GB storage chip which could be expanded to 1TB with a 512GB SD card. That in itself was no small feat, as it made the S9 Note the first 1TB capable smartphone on the market. If rumours are to be believed, the S10 will take it one step further with this new chip and be released as the first 1TB phone at launch. The official announcement for the chip can be found here.
Cheol Choi, the Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung had this to say: "The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing a more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices."
Mass production of the chip has already begun and the company claims that it is already reaching read speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps which is almost twice as fast as a typical run of the mill SATA SSD while remaining faster than their previous 512GB chip. What's more, is smartphone manufacturers won't have to worry about sizing, as the package of the 512GB and 1TB chips are identical in size.
We are certainly looking forward to Samsungs next flagship, but more than that, we are also looking forward to seeing this technology present in the PC market for multi-terabyte SSDs. A man can dream, can't he?