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Samsung Mass Producing 128GB Chips for Tablets, Phones

Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that it has gone into volume production of its eMMC Pro Class 1500, a 128 GB eMMC (embedded multimedia card) for next-generation smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. That means upcoming phones and tablets will be able to store up to 15 full HD, 8 GB-equivalent video files.

The new 128 GB cards actually went into production last month, following the delivery of Samsung's eMMC Pro products in 16-, 32- and 64 GB densities. The new series can fit into an extremely slim 12 x 16-mm FBGA package that accommodates today's sleeker mobile designs. They also use Samsung's 64-gigabit (Gb) NAND memory with a toggle DDR2 interface based on the company's latest 20-nm class process technology.

"By doubling the highest density of its previous eMMC products, Samsung expects to contribute significantly to a timely release of leading-edge mobile devices," said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, Memory Sales & Marketing, Samsung Electronics. "The higher data storage and faster data transmission, will bring a range of benefits to users that compare to those of ultra-slim notebook PCs."

Samsung said the cards have sequential read speeds of up to 140 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 50 MB/s, five times faster than Class-10 rated external memory cards. For random reading and writing, the cards can process up to 3500 input IOPS and 1500 output IOPS. The NAND is also fully managed by a high performance controller and intelligent flash-management firmware.

Samsung also said on Thursday that its eMMC Pro Class 1500 supports the JEDEC eMMC v4.5 specification. "In being quick to mass produce the industry's most extensive eMMC v4.5 product line-up, Samsung anticipates that the proportion of premium NAND flash in the mobile market will grow even faster."

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  • rebel1280
    ... for the love of all the is holy... please be in the next generation phones O.O Now all they need is a battery to match viewing even a quarter of the content that those can store :)
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  • frombehind
    These prolly cost like 40 bucks to make...
    Watch apple mark these up sending their next-gen iDevices into the thousand dollar range.

    Then again, since samsung's fabs gave apple the finger recently... maybe we WONT be seeing iDevices with 128Gb capacity anytime soon ^^
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  • guru_urug
    Cool!! So, the next Galaxy S phone will have a 128GB variant :)
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  • alidan
    if these were cheap, i would like them in desktop for small, mass file storage.

    speeds as good as a hdd, and even my thumb drives have faster seak times than my hdd so i cant see these being worse
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  • memadmax
    lol, now iPhones will cost thousands
    and they will STILL buy them!
    rofl
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  • didgetmaster
    So if Apple continues its practice of charging an extra $100 for every 16GB memory upgrade in its products, then iPhones with this chip will cost an extra....$700???
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  • InvalidError
    rebel1280Now all they need is a battery to match viewing even a quarter of the content that those can storeReducing the CPU/GPU power would also help. Holding a 750mW SoC chip in your hand crammed in a phone/tablet can get somewhat uncomfortably warm under load.
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  • monsta
    Apple will fall behind if they keep up their antics with Samsung
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  • Now if only Apple will put this in the next iPod Touch. My iPod Touch has been full for 2 years and there are no viable alternatives (other than the iPod Classic which I also own, but it's an outdated piece of crap).
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  • freggo
    Mat686868Now if only Apple will put this in the next iPod Touch. My iPod Touch has been full for 2 years and there are no viable alternatives (other than the iPod Classic which I also own, but it's an outdated piece of crap).
    You mean there is no alternative with an Apple logo on it ?
    Yeah, that seems to be true.

    Otherwise...

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