Ridgefield Park, NJ—Samsung Electronics unveiled its newest memory card—the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card. The memory solution is said to offer the highest capacity for a microSD card in its class (UHS-1, Class 10). It’s engineered to provide users with fast speeds as well as expanded memory storage. The card is geared for use in 360º video cameras, action cameras, drones, smartphones and also tablets.
The EVO Plus 256GB card enables consumers to record up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video, 33 hours of Full HD video, or 55,200 photos—without needing to change or replace the memory card. It can also store 23,500 MP3 songs.
The microSD card incorporates Samsung’s V-NAND technology. It was developed to offer high read as well as write speeds up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively. This level of performance will provide consumers and professionals with the ability to store heavy-loaded, high-resolution photography and 4K video recording. They can also store graphic intensive multimedia like virtual reality (VR) and gaming.
“With the upward trend of consumers using high-performance, high-capacity mobile devices, our new V-NAND-based 256GB microSD card solution allows us to deliver the memory card consumers have been craving,” said Un-Soo Kim, senior vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business, Samsung Electronics. “Our EVO Plus 256GB microSD card will provide consumers with large capacity, and high read and write speeds. We are excited to offer our customers convenient and seamless multimedia experiences when they access, store and share all of the content they create and capture.”
The microSD card has an IPX7 waterproof rating and is also temperature, magnetic and X-ray proof.
Samsung will offer the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card with a limited 10-year warranty starting in June 2016. It will have a manufacturer’s suggest retail price of $249.99. samsung.com