Samsung is on the top because it not only design and manufactures smartphones but also various components, such as displays, memories, storage, camera sensors, etc. Recently, the South Korean company announced the arrival of the next-gen smartphone storage solution. It’s called Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 and we already know some key parameters. As the name implies, it will be the successor to the UFS 3.1 we have seen on most flagships over the last year.
Samsung said that the UFS 4.0 had already got approval from the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) board of directors. So what we learned about its features are not rumors but official information. Of course, the new version of the storage solution will provide users with faster read and write speeds. Plus, it will offer bandwidth 5G smartphones that require huge amounts of data processing. Finally, the UFS 4.0 is promised to offer better power efficiency.
Well, the Samsung UFS 4.0 implements the newest JEDEC standard specification. In other words, it is much more powerful and more power-saving. So the upcoming smartphones powered by this solution will be faster and consume less power. For instance, the UFS 4.0 will offer a speed of up to 23.2Gbps per lane. This is twice the last-gen UFS 3.1. This bandwidth will be ideal for 5G phones because they require huge amounts of data processing. Plus, it will be adopted in future applications, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality as well.
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Inside, the UFS 4.0 storage solution uses the 7th-generation V-NAND and a proprietary controller. The latter two allow the storage to have a sequential read speed of up to 4,200MB/s and a sequential write speed of up to 2,800MB/s. But these are theoretical speeds and depending on the environment, they could vary. At the same time, UFS 4.0 will support a sequential read speed of 6.0MB/s per mA. This is 46% faster than its predecessor. This will help the phone stay alive longer.
In terms of dimensions, UFS 4.0 will come with 11mm x 13mm x 1mm. And when it comes to the storage capacity, the maximum will be 1TB. Samsung will start mass production of this storage solution in the third quarter, and the first phones powered by the UFS 4.0 storage will appear on the market later in the year or early next year.