Samsung's massive 256GB microSD will cost you $250

1:47:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Last year, Sandisk unveiled a 200GB microSD card and if you thought that was impressive, Samsung is here to prove you wrong. Samsung's new EVO Plus 256GB microSD card claims the title of the world's most densely packed microSD card. This is all thanks to Samsung's industry leading V-NAND technology (which was used to make that 2TB SSD) which is able to deliver UHS-1 read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s respectively.

To put things to perspective 256GB of storage equates to
— Up to 55,200 photos
— Up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video
— Up to 33 hours of Full HD video
— Up to 46 hours of HD video
— Up to 23,500 songs

While this is still shy of the 2TB limit that modern microSD slots are capable of accepting, this 256GB microSD is leading the way for higher capacity microSDs and also helps to reduce the price of existing models. Available starting June 2016 in the USA, Europe, China and other key markets, the new Samsung EVO Plus 256GB microSD card will retail for $249.99 (~RM 1,010) which is about $1 per gigabyte.