In the last few months, we’ve heard plenty about the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Leaks and renders aplenty before the release, and plenty of commentary since.
With the Galaxy Fold now starting to sell in overseas markets, plenty of reviewers are publishing their hands-on first impressions, and from what we’ve read from others, the ‘Fold seems pretty impressive. It’s worth noting, though, that there’s no Australian availability or access just yet, so we have to rely on others here.
One of the more recent hands on videos we’ve seen is from IceUniverse on Twitter. They’ve published a video which displays the read and write speeds of the UFS3.0 standard (about 2.6 x faster than UFS2.1) flash memory inside the Galaxy Fold and it is fast, super fast!
Galaxy Fold is the world's first to use UFS3.0 standard flash memory, which is very fast.（App：Androbench 5.0.1） pic.twitter.com/sMTQWo7rMR
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) April 16, 2019
With 512GB internal storage and 12GB of RAM the Galaxy Fold should not just be fast but be able maintain that performance as the phone ages. The general experience with smartphones is that, over time, the performance does degrade a little due to a combination of more apps being installed, storage being taken up, and general hardware wear and tear.
How will UFS 3.0 change that experience going forward? The short answer is we just don’t know yet.