Taking Mobility to the Next Level-Part 2

Image and video files are getting larger by the day – with the advent of higher video resolutions and mobile consumers determined to store more and more for future viewing.

Fortunately, memory manufacturers are rising to this demand, with Samsung in the lead.  We’re addressing how much information and images you can store on your mobile devices, how fast you can access it and the speed at which you can move from one file to another.

In fact, recent improvements in mobile memory have us batting 1000 in all three categories.  Of particular importance, Samsung has rolled out Universal Flash Storage (which we are the first to actually mass produce) – which is getting its first market placement in the new Galaxy S6.

UFS takes smartphone and tablet storage performance to a mind-boggling new level of on-the-go accommodation.  Consider these performance measures:

Samsung UFS memory carries outs 19,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) for random reading, which is nearly three times faster than the most common embedded memory for high-end smartphones today ( eMMC 5.0) and an amazing 12 times faster than a typical high-speed memory card (which runs at 1,500 IOPS).  For the most part, random reads take care of your video streaming and video playback, as well as moving files from application to application, and game playing. The new memory champion also writes randomly at 14,000 IOPS – 28 times as fast as a conventional external memory card.  These performance levels are well suited for seamless Ultra HD video playback in smartphones, as well as exceptionally smooth multitasking.

To hasten downloading and the transferring of files from one device to another, Samsung UFS boosts sequential reading and writing up to SSD levels (sequential reads at 350MB/s and sequential writes at 150MB/s).

We recently introduced our UFS memory with embedded capacities as high as 128GB, which should give video buffs ample room to mobilize every one of their visual must-haves.  Similarly we rolled out a value-focused, 128GB eMMC 5.0 flash memory solution last month for mid-market smartphone storage, which is produced using 3bit (MLC) Flash technology.  It can randomly read up to 6,000 IOPS and random write 5,000 IOPs, which is sufficient for supporting high definition video processing and advanced multi-tasking features. That’s approximately four and 10 times faster, for reads and writes, than the same activities using a typical external memory card.

These and other new memory storage solutions should catch on quickly in helping to transform your mobile device into a truly multi-faceted electronic library of what matters most to you.  While for many the continued importance of laptops cannot be underestimated, we are truly at the threshold of a new era of digital convenience where pocket-sized (and even wearable) mobility will reign supreme.

Read Part 1 of this blog here:

http://www.samsungsemiblog.com/memoryandssd/taking-everything-mobile-storage-finest/