Korean manufacturer Samsung announced it has begun to produce the world’s first 1TB smartphone storage chips.
The Samsung chip is embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) and will be the first to allow smartphone manufacturers to sell 1TB of internal storage devices using just one chip.
With the promise of offering smartphone users a closer experience to laptops (at least in terms of storage space available), as the head of Cheol Choi’s marketing department said, the new chip is the same size as the 512GB.
According to the manufacturer, the 1TB chip will have speeds of up to 1,000 MB / s, about 10 times faster than a regular microSD memory card.
The new chip is already in the mass production process, which means that the first smartphones that will have 1 TB of storage space could be launched this year.
It would not even be excluded that the first smartphone with 1 TB of internal storage space would be the Galaxy S10, which will be officially presented on February 20th and it will likely have 12GB of RAM in one of the variants.
So far, the only way to get 1 TB of storage space on a smartphone was to fill an internal space of 512 GB (the maximum internal storage capacity so far) with a memory card of the same capacity.