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.
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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?