Samsung has announced that it is producing 64-layer 512 GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) NAND chips for smartphones and other mobile devices. The chips boast 860 MB/s sequential read and 255 MB/s sequential write speeds, and 42k/40k random read/write IOPS.
Toshiba has announced its own 64-layer UFS chips ranging from 32 GB to 256 GB.
Also at Engadget and ZDNet.
Previously: Samsung 256 GB UFS 2.0 Phone Storage is Faster than some SATA SSDsSamsung to Offer New Type of Flash Memory Card
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I just paid $300 extra to get 256 GB of flash for my iPhone.
That's about half of what I need to hold my music collection. I expect I'll have to buy an iPhone 13 someday.
Look at the high roller!
I should start cyberbegging so I can buy a Raspberry Pi Zero.
I've got the cheapest strategy:
1: A new technological achievement is announced2: Wait a while until the item becomes available3: Wait some more until it's affordable4: GOTO 1
I'm holding out for a $300 laptop with 6-12 CPU cores and hardware decoding support for AV1 [wikipedia.org].
For that price you could have bought a couple of 256Gb (or maybe one 512Gb if you could find it a tiny bit cheaper) micro-SD cards and stuck them in any normal old phone.
But, hey, if you'd rather be constrained to a new device every time you fill up the storage, feel free.
I have been typecast as an apple coder
You've also handed a huge pile of cash to a company that is training people to rent devices rather than own them.
... and support the company that claims not to be evil?