Several high-end phones are shipping with 512GB of internal storage, with notable examples being the Galaxy Note 9, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. This storage count is expected to reach a new plateau next year, and the numbers are not going to be limited to just how much you can carry in your devices, but an increase in speed will also be seen. This will all be possible thanks to Samsung’s newest UFS 3.0 storage, which will be found in smartphones from 2019. Perhaps the Korean giant can do us all a favor and introduce the upcoming standard in its Galaxy S10 series.
Samsung Will Also Introduce LPDDR5 Memory for Portable Machines, but That Will Be Seen in 2020
UFS 3.0 will initially be available in the 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage variants. However, according to Android Central, Micron states that phones with 1TB of internal memory will be coming in 2021. One smartphone, called the Smartisan R1 comes with a total of 1TB storage, but it is highly likely that it sports two 512GB storage modules. The first wave of handsets featuring just a single 1TB module will be unveiled in 2021.
Advances in storage manufacturing have brought the industry at a stage where companies like Samsung are able to increase storage density while retaining the same footprint. UFS 3.0 is set to come with a dramatic increase in performance, with Samsung stating a 2x increase in memory bandwidth. UFS 2.1 is currently used in premium smartphones, but soon, it will be replaced by UFS 3.0. With 4K video recording at 60FPS getting more and more common, there will come a time when mobile phones will be able to record 6K and 8K footage, and at higher frame rates.
For that much bandwidth, you’ll also need a brand new standard that can handle the influx of data writing. Apart from experiencing faster storage, speedier memory is also expected. Both Samsung and Micron are set to roll out LPDDR5 for mobile phones in 2020. According to the Korean giant, mass production will start in 2020, with LPDDR5 delivering much higher bandwidth; in between the range 44GB/s to 51.2GB/s. However, that bandwidth increase is not going to be accompanied with a trade-off, because power consumption will be reduced by 20 percent.
2019 is certainly going to be a year to look out for, and we’ll have all the performance differences ready for you that will exist between UFS 2.1 and UFS 3.0, in the future.
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News Source: Android Central