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Samsung Launches World’s Highest Capacity 256GB MicroSD Card

Media-hungry smartphone users will now be able to store more content on their devices than ever before following the launch of a new portable 256GB microSD card from Samsung.

The Samsung EVO Plus 256GB microSD card  has enough space to store up to 55,200 photos, up to 46 hours of HD video, or up to 23,500 MP3 files/songs, and can be used for phones, tablets, video cameras and even drones.

The company’s most recent flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, come with a choice of either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, limiting what owners can do with their devices.


The new card is also no slouch when it comes to transfers, as Samsung says it offers read and write speeds of up to 95Mbps and 90Mbps, respectively.

As for security, the card is able to withstand X-rays and magnetic radiation, as well as being protected in temperatures ranging from -25°C to 85°C (-13°F to 185°F), and Samsung is also offering a ten-year warranty on the card.

“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, Samsung’s senior vice president of brand product marketing, memory business.

“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 card will go on sale from June in more than 50 countries, including the UK, with the price set to $249.99 (around £172).

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Mike Moore

Michael Moore joined TechWeek Europe in January 2014 as a trainee before graduating to Reporter later that year. He covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and financial technology.

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