Samsung Unveils ‘Pro’ Line-Up of microSD Memory Cards
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Samsung has announced its new ‘Pro’ series of microSD memory cards that provide UHS-I support and up to 64GB of data storage. The full line-up includes the premium series ‘Plus’ and commercial series ‘Standard,’ the company says. Water-, temperature-, magnet- and X-ray-proof, the new Samsung ‘Pro’ line-up of microSD cards deliver read speeds of up to 70 Megabytes per second. Pricing for the new cards has yet to be confirmed.
Samsung Press Release
Samsung Releases Ultra High Speed Memory Cards with New Professional ‘Pro’ Line-up
Berlin, Germany – August, 30, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced its new external memory cards, highlighting a selection of superior speed, density and reliability. The professional version of the new memory cards, the ‘Pro’ series, provides ultra high speed-1 (UHS-1)* performance and up to 64 gigabytes (GBs) of data storage. The full line-up includes the premium series ‘Plus’ and commercial series ‘Standard.’
Samsung’s new 64GB micro SD Pro series, utilizing its advanced semiconductor technology with 20 nanometer-class** NAND flash offers the highest levels of reliability against SD cards available in the market today and speed up to 70 Megabytes per second (MB/s)*** for read performance, making them three-times faster than the conventional micro SD cards,.
Such higher speeds and larger data storage space match the rapidly transforming user environment with the advent of LTE communication networks. The memory cards are designed to fully meet users’ expectations for ultimate quality in accessing and storing large multimedia content of advanced quality such as full HD (1080p) videos.
Each of the new cards has been designed with Samsung’s proof technologies to provide users with ultimate levels of durability. Samsung introduced three proof concepts in 2009, a unique concept of superior reliability at that time. The new line-up of micro SD cards delivers added reliability through its reinforced proof factors: Water- proof, Magnetic-proof, X-ray-proof and Temperature-proof.
Samsung’s new memory cards are built to maximize the users’ mobile experience with faster speeds, more reliability and higher capacity, making it the essential complementary item for smart phones and digital cameras.
This new line up of memory cards will be available from October, 2012.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
* UHS-1 is the fastest performance level of SD 3.0 interface SD cards, which offer maximum read and write speeds of 104MB/s.
** 20nm-class means a process technology node somewhere between 20 and 29 nanometers.
*** Performance figure refers to 100MB data test results on Crystal DiskMark.