SanDisk announced at the MWC 2015 a new microSD card with a record-breaking capacity. The 200GB SanDisk microSD card brings laptop-level storage to smartphones.
SanDisk announced the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition. The new SanDisk microSD card is the world's highest capacity microSD card for mobile devices. It took SanDisk only one year to increase storage capacity by 56% within the same fingernail-sized form factor.
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“Mobile devices are completely changing the game. Seven out of 10 images captured by consumers are now from smartphones and tablets. Consumers view mobile-first devices as their primary means for image capture and sharing, and by 2019 smartphones and tablets will account for nine out of 10 images captured,” said Christopher Chute, Vice President, Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice, IDC. “As the needs of mobile users continue to change, SanDisk is on the forefront of delivering solutions for these demands as is clearly illustrated through their growing portfolio of innovative products, including the new 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card.”
SanDisk achieved this capacity breakthrough by leveraging the proprietary technology developed last year for the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, and creating a new design and production process that allows for more bits per die.
“We continue to push technology boundaries to deliver record-breaking solutions that transform the way consumers use their mobile devices,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “By focusing on achieving new capacity and speed milestones, we are able to deliver trusted mobile memory solutions that give consumers the freedom to never stop capturing, saving, or sharing – with the benefit of fast speeds to transfer it all quickly.”
The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card features transfer speed of up to 90MB/s. This translates into transferring about 1,200 photos per minute. SanDisk updated its Memory Zone app where users can engage the OptiMem app feature which monitors the smartphone memory levels to inform users whenever the internal memory falls below a user-defined threshold.
Once this threshold is reached, the OptiMem app feature will automatically transfer some of their old photos and videos to their microSD card, leaving them with more internal memory to continue making memories.
The Memory Zone app, available for free download from the Google Play store, is compatible with most Android-powered devices and allows users to easily locate, organize, transfer and backup data. The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, features a ten-year limited warranty and will be available worldwide in Q2 at an MSRP of $399.99.
SanDisk 200GB microSD Card Specifications
- Form Factor: microSDXC
- Capacity: 200GB
- microSDXC form factor
- Performance/ speed: Up to 90MB/s read speed, write speed lower)
- Card dimension: 0.59in x 0.43in x 0.04in (14.99mm x 10.92mm x 1.02mm)
- Operating temperature: -13ºF to 185ºF (-25ºC to 85ºC)
- Storage temperature: -40F to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC)
- Class 10 for Full HD video (1920x1080)
- Memory Zone app lets you auto-manage media and memory for peak phone performance
- Comes with SD™ adapter for use in MIL cameras
- Support: 10-year limited warranty
Europe / Asia-Pacific / Latin America / Middle East & Africa: SDSDQUAN-200G-G4A
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Australia/New Zealand: SDSDQUAN-200G-Z4A