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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Likely To Feature 1TB UFS 2.1 Storage

UFS 3.0 Storage May Not Become Reality For Consumers This Year

Samsung shook everyone with their latest announcement. As we head closer to the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event where Samsung is expected to showcase the new lineup of Samsung Galaxy S10 devices, Samsung has yet again dropped another bomb regarding the Samsung Galaxy S10.

In a press release published a while ago, Samsung has announced that they’ve prepared a new capacity of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup of devices. Following the launch of the 512GB Galaxy Note 9 from last year, Samsung has doubled the capacity this year by bumping up the storage capacity to 1TB, that too while improving on the UFS 2.1 standard.

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While Samsung has kicked our sandcastle where we predicted that Samsung would be packing UFS 3.0 storage in the upcoming Galaxy S10 lineup of devices, it certainly seems like Samsung is definitely on their way to introducing UFS 3.0 storage really soon. – I’m looking at you, Note 10! –

Samsung continues to renovate and improve on its NAND technology and details how they’ve managed to achieve yet another “industry-first” with these new chips. Samsung says that they’ve stacked 16 layers of 512Gb (64GB) V-NAND flash memory along with a new storage controller to allow these new chips to achieve 1000 MB/s reads and 260 MB/s writes despite the bump in storage capacity.

While Samsung hasn’t specifically said that these new storage technologies would be used in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, there’s no doubting that it’s most likely to happen now that UFS 3.0 is out of the question. Leaks in the past have suggested that Samsung may pack 1TB of internal storage. However, they have also suggested that Samsung would take these upgrades to the next level on the memory side of the pack as well by featuring up to 12GB of RAM in the upcoming Galaxy S10 lineup.

With Samsung now opting out of the party, it seems highly unlikely that we may see OnePlus opt for UFS 3.0 storage as well on the upcoming OnePlus 7 unless Samsung does drop another swing next month showcasing that the technology is ready. As far as we could see, it seems like while Samsung has prepped the technology necessary for UFS 3.0 chips and controllers, we may not see these chips arriving in devices before 2020. Let’s hope the Galaxy Note 10 changes our narrative on this statement.

The question on our mind right now is what variant of the Galaxy S10 would be packing this behemoth.

Usman Abdul Jabbar

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