Samsung has taken a page out of the old Kingston playbook, announcing that the Korean-based tech giant has class 10 microSD cards in the works. “The industry demand for high-class-rated memory cards addresses the growing performance push for next generation mobile applications in more advanced smartphones including 4G models,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive VP of memory sales and marketing at Samsung.
Using 20nm-class NAND flash chips, the card will offer read speeds of up to 24MB/s and write speeds of 12MB/s. For reference, that’s twice as fast as a class 4 card. Samsung’s new offering will pack 32GB of memory, and the company also has plans to deliver a 64GB class 10 microSD card around the beginning of 2012. “The new 32GB memory card incorporates 32Gb 3-bit NAND flash memory chips and a proprietary 3-bit NAND controller to deliver the high performance,” said Samsung.
No word yet on pricing but Kingston’s 32GB class 10 microSD card runs for around $80, so we expect to see Samsung’s fall somewhere close to that price-point.
[via The Inquirer]