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Samsung announces a class 10 microSD card

High capacity and performance for smartphones
Thu Jun 30 2011, 12:17

KOREAN ELECTRONICS GIANT Samsung has announced it is making a class 10 microSD card aimed at smartphones.

It seems Samsung is taking a leaf out of Kingston's book and going for the class 10 microSD cards market. The card will offer high read and write speeds and use 20nm class NAND flash chips.

Wanhoon Hong, EVP of memory sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics said, "The industry demand for high-class-rated memory cards addresses the growing performance push for next generation mobile applications in more advanced smartphones including 4G models,"

The card will be 32GB capacity and will offer read speeds of up to 24MB/s and write speeds of up to 12MB/s. This is more than twice the write speed of a class 4 card.

Samsung said, "The new 32GB memory card incorporates 32Gb 3-bit NAND flash memory chips and a proprietary 3-bit NAND controller to deliver the high performance."

The firm is also planning to release a 64GB class 10 microSD card early next year.

We haven't had any pricing from Samsung but Kingston's 32GB class 10 microSD card, which it announced in March, is available now for around £50. µ


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