Samsung, One of the biggest and most popular smartphone producers in the world right now is vowing to bring faster speeds to microSD cards as demand is rising. The high-demand for smartphone and tablet owners to have ultra-quick processing, downloading and uploading from an microSD card is pushing the company to providing faster speeds and less waiting times. We’re a fussy bunch; we expect technology to work in nano-seconds and not have to even begin tapping our fingers while you upload files. This incessant nature that we have grown is causing pressure on the big electronics firms to produce faster, better, lighter and smaller units of anything electronic, and the companies are playing up to the demand.
This is great news for us smartphone owners as new technological advances are usually available as upgrades or simple updates so we can change our ‘slow’ phones into something that is similar to the latest offerings from Samsung, HTC or Apple. Nicknamed the Ultra High Speed 1 microSD card, Samsung is hoping to offer at least 16GB units that will be able to run perfectly with LTE-equipped devices. The problem with many advances in technology is that other areas of the phone need to be amended in advance to cope with faster speeds and at present, the normal microSD cards would struggle with LTE devices. These new memory cards will push the older, slower ones out of circulation eventually and it backs up Samsung’s hold on the market even more.
The new microSD cards have a UHS-1 interface which means that playback of 1080p HD videos and high-quality images can be accessed directly from the memory card itself, and will be supporting the rest of the phone’s super-fast processing speeds. As we have already seen this type of technology in normal-sized SD cards, we have yet to see the technology filter down onto the tiny SD cards and that means that we can now have smaller, lighter, faster phones that have the technology of larger units. This is great news for those that buy mid-range smartphones which are usually smaller but less-equipped with memory space and functionality. Overall the new microSD cards lift the lower-end of the scale up a notch and before long we will no longer need slow microSD cards or full-size SD cards. It’s not just smartphones that will be able to use the technology. The speed of the writing and reading of microSD cards means that DSLR cameras and resource-heavy tablets can also enjoy the higher speeds, and it means they can made lighter and smaller.
Samsung’s UHS 1 16GB memory cards will be able to read the card at 80MB/s, which is 4-times faster of today’s memory cards. Experts suggest that this means that the thin units we see already will become even thinner as there is less room needed inside the phone for bulky memory cards, and they will be faster and have more space than what is currently available. One thing is for sure, smartphones over the next few years will continue to blow your mind at the amount of features and appearances will be even slicker than they are now.