Here’s some good news for those of you that constantly battle “not enough space” messages on their smartphone: Samsung has announced a 256GB flash embedded memory that’s aimed at high-end mobile devices.
Besides offering a lot of storage space – today’s top smartphones top-out at 128GB, if you don’t count microSD cards – the new chips, based on the next-generation Universal Flash Storage standard, are also blazingly fast. According to Samsung, they’re nearly twice as fast as a SATA SSD for a PC, and, in at least one scenario, three times faster than high-performance external microSD cards.
Here’s a couple of numbers to put this into perspective. For example, with the new chip you could be watching a 4K movie on a split screen of your smartphone, while performing a different task on the other side of the s$40/month for up to 3GB of 4G LTE
$50/month for up to 5GB of 4G LTEcreen. The 265GB storage means you could have around 47 full HD movies stored in the phone’s memory. And, if your phone supports USB 3.0, you could be transferring a said full HD movie to or from your phone in 12 seconds.
So, when can you expect to see the new chips in smartphones?
A January rumor says possibly in the new iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7. No doubt after this announcement 16GB sounds really embarrassing. Just sayin’.
What impact will this have on those expensive data plans? I have absolutely no idea. Ever wonder “What is a Data Plan?” most articles on the subject seem to double talk or just appear to withhold information they really want to say.
- $40/month for up to 3GB of 4G LTE
- $50/month for up to 5GB of 4G LTE
- $60/month for up to 10GB of 4G LTE
Many folks say there’s really no longer a need for data plans. I tend to think they’re right. But there is one thing I know for sure. Smartphone manufacturers and mobile providers make millions from these plans, so they will not let them go any time soon and will censor any innovation that may jeopardize this cash flow.
Read Article (Stan Schroeder | mashable.com | 02/26/2016)
The data plan topic is similar to TV cable boxes; cable providers force you to lease theirs even though you can buy your own. But recently the FCC says they are going to change this situation, it’s about time.
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