Samsung PRO Ultimate UHS-1 microSD and SD cards with up to 200MBps read speeds announced

Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest high-speed memory card named “PRO Ultimate.” It comes in both microSD and full-size SD forms, catering to professional photographers and creators who want to work efficiently.

Samsung New PRO Ultimate UHS-I interface: With read speeds of up to 200MB/s

The PRO Ultimate memory card boasts impressive read speeds of up to 200MB/s and write speeds of 130MB/s. These speeds are perfect for handling large files like 4K videos and Full HD videos. The microSD card version also supports quick app performance and multitasking.

The memory card ensures reliable performance through features like improved Error Correction Code (ECC) and strong data protection. It uses advanced technology to increase its durability and lifespan, making it suitable for heavy use.

The PRO Ultimate memory card is tough enough to withstand tough conditions. It can endure being underwater for up to 72 hours in two meters of water, survive falls from heights of up to five meters, and withstand up to 10,000 swipes. It can also handle extreme temperatures ranging from -25°C to 85°C and offers shock protection of up to 1,500g.

Thanks to a new controller design, the memory card uses 37% less power than Samsung’s older models. The PRO Ultimate SD card works well with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, camcorders, PCs, and laptops. The microSD version is compatible with Android smartphones, tablets, game consoles, action cameras, drones, and more.

Pricing and availability

Samsung PRO Ultimate MicroSD Card pricing:

  • 128GB: USD 20.99 (Rs. 1,735 approx.).
  • 256GB: USD 40.99 (Rs. 3,385 approx.).
  • 512GB: USD 64.99 (Rs. 5,370 approx.).

You can also buy a microSD card with a card reader. The prices are:

  • 128GB: USD 28.99 (Rs. 2,395 approx.).
  • 256GB: USD 48.99 (Rs. 4,045 approx.).
  • 512GB: USD 72.99 (Rs. 6,030 approx.).

Samsung PRO Ultimate SD Card pricing:

  • 64GB: USD 18.99 (Rs. 1,570 approx.).
  • 128GB: USD 36.99 (Rs. 3,055 approx.).
  • 256GB: USD 54.99 (Rs. 4,545 approx.).
  • 512GB: USD 84.99 (Rs. 7,020 approx.).

You can also buy an SD card with a card reader. The prices are:

  • 64GB: USD 26.99 (Rs. 2,230 approx.).
  • 128GB: USD 44.99 (Rs. 3,715 approx.).
  • 256GB: USD 62.99 (Rs. 5,205 approx.).
  • 512GB: USD 92.99 (Rs. 7,680 approx.).

The Samsung PRO Ultimate microSD card is now available for purchase globally. As for the PRO Ultimate SD card, it is set to be globally available from October 2023. Both card variants are backed by a ten-year limited warranty.

Speaking on the announcement, Hangu Sohn, Vice President of Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, said:

In an era where high-resolution content is increasingly produced by devices like drones, action cameras, and DSLR cameras, it’s essential for professional creators to handle large-scale content effortlessly. This includes writing, reading, or transferring their data. Creators depend on the speed and performance of their memory cards. The new Samsung PRO Ultimate caters to these requirements by offering improved controller technologies and robust protection features.