If smartphone storage capacity is one of the most crucial selling points for most consumers, the type of storage is often overlooked. Most Android smartphones (and many electronics) use UFS (Universal Flash Storage), and today’s leading models use 3.0 or 3.1 UFS storage.
The new UFS 4.0 has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC). Samsung says it implements the latest JEDEC standard specification in its new flash memory.
Features and specifications of Samsung UFS 4.0
According to the company, the new UFS storage is expected to improve performance and energy efficiency on upcoming phones. UFS 4.0 offers speeds of up to 23.2 Gbps per tape, twice as much as the previous UFS 3.1. This speed is perfect for 5G smartphones that require large amounts of data processing, says Samsung.
It is stated that the new storage solution will also be adopted in future automotive applications, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR).
Energy efficiency is also increased in the UFS 4.0 variant. The new memory will deliver a sequential read speed of 6.0 MB / s per mA (milliampere), a 46% improvement over the previous 3.1 version of UFS. This means that smartphones equipped with UFS 4.0 will have better battery life and increased speed.
The latest UFS 4.0 will be smaller compared to the previous UFS 3.1. It will have dimensions of 11 mm x 13 mm x 1 mm, offering more efficient use of space and practicality of design. In terms of storage capacity, it comes in various capacities ranging up to 1TB. Mass production of the new memory is likely to begin in the third quarter of 2022.