Samsung Intros 32GB Class 10 MicroSD Memory Card

Samsung Intros 32GB Class 10 MicroSD Memory Card

They always say bigger is better, but is it really? When it comes to memory cards, that only works one way. We want capacities to go up, but card sizes to shrink -- not like you want a phone chunky enough to hold a CompactFlash card, right? Samsung just announced the production of its high-performance micro Secure Digital (microSD) cards with advanced data transfer speeds that support the performance requirements on fourth generation phones. That's mostly marketing speak, but here's what really matters.

The new 20-nanometer-class microSD cards have a class 10 speed rating suitable for seamless data storage and transmission of full HD video, meaning that they can write at 12 megabytes per second (MB/s) and read at 24MB/s, providing users with more than double the maximum write speeds of a class 4 rated 32GB microSD card. The new 32GB memory card incorporates 32Gb 3-bit NAND flash memory chips and a proprietary 3-bit NAND controller to deliver the high performance.


Mass production of its 20nm-class 64Gb 3-bit NAND designed on advanced toggle NAND architecture is anticipated for early next year, but there's no set price for this thing just yet. And that's a shame, but that's just the way it is.
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I would not really have a use for these myself but customers sometimes come into the store looking for a class 10 SD card. I usually let them know we don't carry them because our technology section is still pretty limited for now. There is going to be a store update in the coming months but I don't expect to sell anything like this anytime soon.

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Where do you work? You really don't have any class 10 cards??

These look like awesome cards, way to go sammy. This would be overkill for my needs; I have an 8gb class 6 in my phone and have been more than happy with that.

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"I feel the need... the need for speed" :) I would love one of these bad boys in my smartphone but I highly doubt they will be cheap. I am guessing about $150-$200 dollars to start with... since the class 4 ones are going for about $60 right now.

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It is about time that a 32GB class 10 card came out. I've gotten used to the speed of the 16GB c10 card in my phone, but I wanted more space for music and movies.

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Will all phones support these newer, faster cards?

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