While the amount of storage on a smartphone is one of the most crucial selling aspects for customers, the type of storage is sometimes disregarded.
UFS (Universal Flash Storage) is used by most Android smartphones (and many other electrical devices), and most flagships presently use either 3.0 or 3.1 UFS storage.
Samsung announced UFS 4.0, which leverages Samsung’s Gen 7 V-NAND memory and proprietary controller to provide sequential read and write speeds of up to 4,200 MB/s and 2,800 MB/s, respectively.
In comparison to the previous generation, the new storage technology will boost sequential read speeds by 46% in terms of power efficiency.
UFS 4.0 offers up to 23.2Gbps per lane, which is double the speed of UFS 3.1. Samsung claims that this amount of bandwidth is “ideal for 5G devices that require massive quantities of data processing,” and that the technology will be used in virtual reality, augmented reality, and automotive applications.
Because the new storage technology can support up to 1TB of storage, we expect to see more devices with 512GB and 1TB capacities.
Samsung anticipates mass production of UFS 4.0 storage to begin in Q3, so we should see the new technology on smartphones before the end of the year, or on the Galaxy S23 series, which is set to ship in Q1 2023.
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News Source: gsmarena