Samsung recently announced that they have developed an 8GB
microSD (Secure Digital) memory card. Ideally suited for mobile phones, this fingernail-sized card can store up to 2,000 MP3's or
approximately 5 DVD-quality movies.
Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today announced that it has developed an
8Gigabyte (GB) microSD (Secure Digital) memory card, a size optimal for today’s multimedia mobile phones. Featuring the highest capacity
today for a microSD card, the new fingernail-sized card is capable of storing 2,000 MP3 music files, 4,000 digital photos, or
approximately 5 DVD-quality movies...
...With a read speed of 16 Megabytes (MBs) per second and a write speed of 6MB/s, Samsung’s
8GB microSD card well exceeds the Speed Class 4 SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) standard which requires a data write speed of 4MB/s.
This is also much faster than the SD Speed Class 2 designation carried by most competing microSD cards currently on the
No word on pricing or availability. As we find out more, we'll let you know. In the mean time, Samsung's entire
press release can be found here.