Samsung Unveils 256GB Evo Plus MicroSD Card

Posted on May 15, 2016

Samsung 256GB Evo+ MicroSD Card

Samsung has unveiled its high capacity 256GB Evo+ MicroSD card. Samsung says the new memory card can record up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video or 33 hours of Full HD video or 46 hours of HD video. The card can be used on devices like smartphones, tablets, 360-degree video recorders, action cameras and drones.

The high capacity card would be useful on drones which can record a lot of footage and use up storage space very quickly. Samsung says the card offers read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s respectively.

Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics at Samsung, says in the announcement, "With the upward trend of consumers using high-performance, high-capacity mobile devices, our new, V-NAND-based 256GB microSD card solution allows us to deliver the memory card consumers have been craving. Our EVO Plus 256GB microSD card, will provide consumers with large capacity, and high read and write speeds. We are excited to offer our customers convenient and seamless multimedia experiences when they access, store and share all of the content they create and capture."

The 256GB MicroSD memory card will retail for $249.99. It will arrive in the U.S., Europe, China and other regions in June 2016. Samsung says the card is waterproof IPX7.

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