Samsung Electronics introduces a new line up of memory cards named as UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 1.0, the successor to the microSD cards up data storage capacity of up to 32, 64, 128 and 256 gigabytes.

Samsung’s world-first UFS memory cards

UFS Memory Cards

The new UFS based memory cards have a tendency to read the data at the speed of 530 megabytes per second (MB/s), that is almost 5 times more than the current microSD cards. While writing the memory has also been increased on the UFS cards up to 170 MB/s, which almost 2 times more than the current memory cards.

It was also announced that the UFS based memory cards will not work with the current devices that supports SD cards. So it can be said that the phones which will be released in future might be supported with a new type of card slot designed for UFS cards.

According to Samsung, the new 256 GB UFS card performs at a speed that is compatible with SATA SSDs for desktop. It will provide better user experience, especially for high-resolution movie playback, or gaming. It offers the reading rate of 40,000 IOPS, which is more than 20 times as compared with the current SD cards which offers 1,800 IOPS.

Samsung is expected to announce the price and availability of UFS cards soon. Stay tuned for more updates!