Thanks to Samsung and SanDisk, microSD card's storage capacity is getting bigger and better every year. The South Korean tech giant just unveiled “Samsung EVO Plus 256GB microSD card” globally.
Before Samsung’s 256GB microSD card came into play, SanDisk’s 200GB microSD card was the highest storage capacity available for purchase, GSM Arena reported. Samsung just dethroned SanDisk with its EVO lineup of advanced memory solutions.
Samsung EVO Plus 256GB microSD card comes bundled with a limited 10-year warranty and it will be made available in more than 50 countries. This includes the U.S., Europe and China, among other regions.
Speaking of release date, this microSD card will hit the store shelves in June across the globe. The retail price of Samsung EVO Plus 256GB microSD is $249.99. It is worth noting that this device is UHS-I and Class 10 (U3) compatible.
Samsung says the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card offer “advanced protection, capacity, and performance with long-term reliability needed to get the most out of today’s electronics.” This card works with top-end smartphones, phablets, tablets, 360-degree video recorders, action cameras and drones with a microSD slot onboard.
Users can now store up to “12 hours of 4K UHD video or 33 hours of Full HD video or 46 hours of HD video or 23,500 MP3 files/songs or 55,200 photos” on their mobile device or action camera. Samsung’s 256GB microSD card uses advanced V-NAND technology that provides a maximum read speed of 95MB/s and a write speed of 90MB/s.
To top it all off, this microSD card is waterproof, thanks to the IPx7 rating. According to the company website, this card is temperature-proof, magnetic-proof and X-ray-proof as well.