According to confirmed reports from the Korean media, Samsung is preparing to officially announce its flagship Phablet device - Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) - on August,13th. Latest renders of the device shows that the Galaxy Note 5 will pack a microSDXC slot that can handle up to 128 GB (UHS-1 memory cards).
Also Today, another batch of cases has been made available by the same retailer along with a new render, which once again proves that the Galaxy Note 5 will indeed have a curved back. This is now clearly visible, as some of the said cases are transparent.
Upon closer inspection, we can see just how much the Galaxy S6 edge has influenced the new Note design. As for the cases themselves, there are from the Rearth Ringke Fusion and Rearth Ringke Slim series and already up for preorder.
In another related leak, a Samsung device with a model number SM-N920F attributed to the Galaxy Note 5, is on its way to India for testing. The information comes from import tracking website Zauba. According to the entry, the unit was shipped on July 16 from South Korea and has a declared value of about $572. The number is, of course, in no way indicative of a retail price. The fact that the phone is already on its way for R&D in India.
Last year, We reached the 128GB limit in microSD cards. This year at MWC 2015, SanDisk broke that record and introduced New 200GB microSD card. The SanDisk 200GB Ultra® microSDXCTM UHS-I card is now a reality.
Moving files won't take nearly as long, the card is UHS-I rated and can offers transfer speeds of 90MBps which is approximately about 1,200 photos moved per minute. The card is water proof, temperature proof (-25°C to 85°C / -13°F to 185°F), shock proof, magnet proof and even X-ray proof.
The 200GB microSD card will become available worldwide in Q2,2015 at $400. The price will probably go down after the initial launch, the 128GB card is currently $100, having started at $130. It was as low as $90 at one point.
Big things can come in very, very small packages... SanDisk has just released a 200GB microSDXC card with UHS-I speed, which is as absurdly tiny as the rest of them but offers the most storage to date for the format.
Previously, the largest microSD card type available offered 128GB of unformatted storage, but this latest version adds more than 50% additional capacity. The 200GB version was announced back in March, and SanDisk says the 90MB/second read speed allows approximately 1200 photos to be transferred via USB 3.0 in a minute (remember, most of the latest devices supports up to 128 GB only).
Granted, all that capacity comes at a price, and removable storage is never cheap especially at first. The 200GB card sells for £210 from Amazon, whereas the 128GB version is just £58. You could buy three of those for less and have loads more storage, but of course, swapping tiny cards like these is problematic.
SanDisk has introduced the first 200GB microSDXC card a while ago and it's currently on the markets. Now, a company called Microdia, and while it doesn't quite have the same brand recognition as the memory card giant, this California-based company also makes flash memory and accessories. Microdia introduced the first microSD card that stuffs 512GB worth of storage space into a piece of plastic smaller than your fingernail.
Naturally, it won't be cheap. Microdia says it estimates the Xtra Elite will cost around $1,000 which converts to around £655 or AU$1,285 when it goes on sale by the end of this year, though that's not the final retail price. You can buy a 64GB card for around $30, £18 or AU$35.
The Xtra Elite will use version 4.0 of the Secure Digital standard, and feature an Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus with data transfer rates of up to 300MBps. Because it's using SD 4.0, the card features an additional row of pins below the standard ones.