Just recently, Samsung announced it developed a new mobile storage format based on the UFS 1.0 standard. The new format comes with increased read and write speeds compared to microSD cards and it will most likely be featured on upcoming flagships, including the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung recently announced a new mobile storage format based on the First Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 standard. Considering that Samsung is the world’s largest flash storage manufacturer, the new mobile storage format will most likely be featured on many high-end mobile devices that are expected to be released this year, including the company’s own flagship, the Note 7.

The new technology allows users to read data five times faster and write data with a speed that’s two times faster than that of existing microSD cards. The new UFS card will be available for drones, DSLRs, action and VR cams, as well as smartphones.

The new UFS cards aren’t compatible with existing microSD card sockets

Some concerns were raised after the announcement was made last week and Samsung stated that the new UFS cards aren’t compatible with current microSD card sockets. The company added that they have developed “a socket design that can support both UFS cards and microSD cards. We are working with different partners in the industry on this integration for next-generation devices.” The statement was made for Droid-Life.

This would mean that existing microSD cards will be usable in the future, but they will have some performance limitations. In addition, the new UFS format will most likely be featured on multiple upcoming devices.

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7 could be the first smartphone to feature support for both microSD and UFS 1.0 memory cards. However, this remains at the stage of pure speculation and rumors could be confirmed or refuted only during the August 2 unveiling of the smartphone.

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