Samsung Breaks Terabyte Threshold for Smartphone Storage
The race has been heating up to increase storage on smartphones. Every smartphone manufacturer is trying to include more and more space due to the size of everything including music, photos, videos etc increasing. Turing Robotics Industries had introduced a phone with a whopping 12GB RAM and 1 TB space back in 2019. But the phone was big and hard to carry around. But latest Samsung news suggests that Samsung is finally breaking grounds and getting ready to introduce a 1TB storage on a smartphone. The company recently announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash storage.
Samsung suggests that customers will soon be able to enjoy similar storage capacities as a laptop on their smartphone. The technology used by the company can fit double the storage in the same package size (11.5mm x 13.0mm) as the 512GB.
This is done by combining 16 stacked layers of Samsung’s advanced 512-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash memory which are vertically stacked NAND cells thus increasing density but not changing in size. Samsung also claims that the new eUFS features approximately twice the sequential read speed of a typical 2.5-inch SATA solid state drive (SSD). They claim the sequential read speed to be 1,000 megabytes per second. This means that 5GB-sized full HD videos can be offloaded to an NVMe SSD in as fast as five seconds, according to Samsung. The random read speed has reportedly increased by up to 38 percent over the 512GB version, clocking in at up to 58,000 IOPS.
This may be a much needed upgrade as cameras on smartphones have started to get better sensors with more megapixels. The images shot with higher megapixel phone cameras are much larger in size, and with most phones these days being offered without expansion options, the 1 TB storage may be the perfect solution. Whether Samsung uses it on their upcoming flagship Samsung S10, we will have to wait and see.