The new high-density memory chips are faster and meant to fit into sleek new smartphones and tablets. (Photo : SamsungTomorrow)
It looks like Samsung is hard at work figuring out different ways to counter Apple's hold on the mobile tech market. While the Korean company may be selling more smartphones at the moment, it doesn't have a single handset that can come close to the iPhone's popularity. While the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are (and will be) successful phones in their own rights, claiming two million pre-orders in the first 24 hours as in the iPhone 5 case is just unheard of.
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But it looks like Samsung might be gearing up to take Apple out next year. A recent post by Samsung's official blog, SamsungTomorrow, revealed that Samsung has begun mass producing embedded memory chips for mobile devices that can hold an incredible 128GB.
"Samsung's eMMC Pro cards read data sequentially at up to 140 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write it at up to 50MB/s, which is five times faster than Class-10 rated external memory cards. For random reading and writing, it can process up to 3500/1500 IOPS (inputs and outputs per second, respectively)," stated the blog.
A smartphone with 128GB storage could be the ace in the hole Samsung needs. While its still early, and Samsung has squashed any early rumors via Twitter already, this could be a great selling point for the Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Android users often complain about running out of storage, and 128GB is enough to lure an audio or videophile to Samsung devices.
"With 128GB of the new embedded memory storage, mobile handsets and tablet PCs can store up to 15 full HD, 8GB-equivalent video files," said SamsungTomorrow.
It will be interesting to see if Samsung will supply the memory chips to Apple given the last few months of conflict the two companies have had.