Yesterday, Samsung unveiled their range of Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 memory cards to the world and they will have significant advantages over micro-SD cards that we use now. These are specifically targeted towards D-SLR and 3D VR cameras, along with action cameras and even drones! Apart from the standard 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants, the UFS 1.0 cards will offer even a 256GB variant.
If you are like us, you must be wondering what advantage it will give you over traditional micro-SD, when using it in a smartphone. The answer to that is better 3D gaming on phones that use their external memory as the first choice and faster, smoother 4K and VR media playback. The UFS card will read data at a speed of 530MBps, which will put it in the same category as a standard SATA Solid State Hard Disc used in full fledged computers! To give you an idea of the speed, consider the fact that the next time you are transferring a movie on to your UFS card, every GB of data will just take 2 seconds to write onto it. That's five times more than what micro-SD cards are capable of right now and very impressive.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We knew that the American and certain other versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is going to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and now we also know which Exynos chip is going to power the international variants of the two handsets. The Exynos 9810 is what we are looking forward to being unveiled at the CES 2018 next week and it's going to be a very powerful chip.
With a maximum clock speed of 2.9GHz on the four performance cores, the Exynos 9810 is expected to be 40% more powerful than the current gen Exynos 8895 which is powering the S8, S8+ and the Note 8. The included Mali G-72 GPU will also be 20% more capable as compared to its predecessor, the Mali G-71. AI-based depth sensing and hybrid face detection via software and hardware are going to be the highlights of this chip though, rather than just the power. What this means is that we will probably see a more enhanced version of face detection, similar to what we have seen in 2017 on the Apple iPhone X. The chip will also have an in-built 1.2 Gbps LTE modem with 1.2Gbps download and 200Mbps upload speed capabilities.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)