Samsung has overnight announced a high-performance mobile memory storage module based on Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) 5.0 technology. The new memory chipset which is based on 128GB3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 storage has been target at the mid-range mass market of smartphone and tablets.
Dr. Jung-Bae Lee, Senior Vice President of Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team, Samsung Electronics has said that “With the introduction of our value-focused, 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 line-up, we expect to take the lead in the expansion of high-density mobile storage,” and that “We are continuing to enhance our next-generation embedded mobile memory offerings with improved performance and higher densities to meet increasing customer demand across the mobile industry.”
Whilst high end flagship smartphone are now transitioning to 128GB memory storage and is based on Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 or eMMC 5.1 standards, mid-range smartphones and even higher specced, low end smartphones could potentially transition to this new storage capacity, meaning a storage revolution is possibly on the way, thanks to this highest density eMMC 5.0 solution.
The new 128GB eMMC 5.0 delivers 260 megabytes per second (MB/s) for sequential data reading, which will offer the same level of performance as that of MLC NAND-based eMMC 5.1 memory and with the new memory chipset, the IOPS speeds have increased by approximately four and 10 times faster than the current memory capacity chipsets currently available on the market.
The only catch is that Samsung hasn’t advised when this new 128 memory chipset will become available, but it certainly does go a long way to helping to add more storage capacity on your smartphone.