In the previous decade, portable storage has gone through many changes. From devices that had barely 1GB of on-board storage to devices with 512GB of on-board storage, we have come a long way. As of now, 512 GB is the epitome of the storage battle but Samsung is set to change that. According to the latest news from the Memory division of Samsung, the company is working on a memory chip with 1TB of storage space.
It means that you may soon have a smartphone with 1TB of storage space inside. What’s more impressive is that the company has left the prototype stage and has mass-market production of the chips. It will soon be able to find smartphones that have a 1TB variant, probably a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Note 10. The company has kept silence on when we will be seeing these chips on an actual smartphone.
Samsung added that it has started the production and the production rates would increase by the second-half of this year. “Samsung has passed the much-anticipated terabyte threshold in smartphone storage. Smartphone enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy storage capacity comparable to a premium notebook PC, without having to pair their phones with additional memory cards,” said Samsung in the official blog post.
“Smartphone users will now be able to store 260 10-minute videos in 4K UHD (3840×2160) format, whereas the 64GB eUFS widely used in many current high-end smartphones is capable of storing 13 videos of the same size,” adds the blog post while explaining the size difference of the two chips. Samsung had let users have 1TB of storage in Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Users were able to insert a 512GB Memory card into the 512GB variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and get a cumulative storage space of 1TB. Now, however, this chip means that users can achieve that much space — without using an external SD card.