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Samsung produces world’s first 1TB memory chip for smartphones

World’s first. The 1TB chip also possesses exceptional speed, allowing users to transfer large amounts of multimedia content in significantly reduced time. (FILE PHOTO)

SEOUL – Samsung, a South Korean multinational electronics manufacturer, has announced it is ready with the world’s first 1TB chip for smartphones, with mass production already underway.

According to a statement released this week, Samsung said within the same size (11.5mm x 13mm), the 1TB chip doubles the capacity of the previous 512GB version by combining 16 stacked layers of Samsung’s most advanced V-NAND flash memory and a newly-developed proprietary controller.

Smartphone users will now be able to store 260 10-minute videos in 4K UHD format with 1TB eUFS (embedded Universal Flash Storage), whereas the 64GB smartphones are capable of storing 13 videos of the same size.

Cheol Choi, the executive vice-president of memory sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics, said: “The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing a more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices.”

Samsung is set to unveil the next-gen premium Galaxy S10 in San Francisco this month, which may have 1TB internal storage.

“Samsung is committed to assuring the most reliable supply chain and adequate production quantities to support the timely launches of upcoming flagship smartphones in accelerating growth of the global mobile market,” Choi added.

The 1TB chip also possesses exceptional speed, allowing users to transfer large amounts of multimedia content in significantly reduced time.

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