Samsung develops 8 GB flash card for cellphones

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Seoul (Korea) – Samsung announced that it has developed a microSD flash memory card with 8 GB of capacity.

The tiny storage device rivals the capacity of many 1” hard drives sold in the market today and offers enough space for about 2000 MP3 music files, more than 3000 5-megapixel pictures or about five DVD-quality movies.

According to the manufacturer, the card achieves a read speed of 16 MB/s and a write speed of 6 MB/s, which exceeds the requirement for the Speed Class 4 SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) standard (4 MB/s write speed). Samsung did not say when it will bring the microSD card to market, but mentioned that it expects 8 GB microSD cards to be mainstream in the 2010 timeframe.