Samsung begins mass production of 512GB eUFS flash memory for flagship smartphones and tablets

Samsung 512GB eUFS

Samsung Electronics today has announced that it has begun mass production of first 512GB flash storage for next-generation mobile devices and it utilizes the Samsung’s latest 64-layer 512-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND chips. 

The 512GB eUFS Consist of eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chips and a controller chip which are stacked together. It also doubles the Samsung’s previous 48-layer V-NAND-based 256GB eUFS in the same space. Samsung says that the new eUFS’ increased storage capacity will provide a much more extensive mobile experience and storage capacity to store approximately 130 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) video clips of a 10-minute duration.

Samsung has introduced a new set of proprietary technologies to To maximize the energy efficiency as well as the performance of the new 512GB eUFS. The 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND’s design and new power management technology minimizes the inevitable increase in energy consumed and it is worth noting because the 512GB eUFS solution contains twice the number of cells compared to a 256GB eUFS.

The 512GB eUFS’ controller chip is also capable of speeding up the mapping process for converting logical block addresses to those of physical blocks. It was able to reach up to 860MB/s and 255MB/s respectively in its read and write capabilities and is also capable of transferring 5GB full HD video clip to an SSD in about six seconds.

Samsung says that the new UFS can read 42,000 IOPS and write 40,000 IOPS which is 400 times faster than the speed of a conventional microSD card. Samsung is also planning to increase its 256Gb V-NAND production as well.

Jaesoo Han, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics said:

The new Samsung 512GB eUFS provides the best embedded storage solution for next-generation premium smartphones by overcoming potential limitations in system performance that can occur with the use of micro SD cards. By assuring an early, stable supply of this advanced embedded storage, Samsung is taking a big step forward in contributing to timely launches of next-generation mobile devices by mobile manufacturers around the world.