The alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 might boast two curved edges, a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, and ridiculously, a water pistol and cigarette lighter. But you already know all that from our previous posts. Well, we’ve got an update about the flagship that you might not yet know.
Apparently, the smartphone will house a next-gen NAND flash storage. The chip, named UFS (for those of you that don’t know, it stands for Universal Flash Storage) 2.0 is said to replace SD and microSD cards used in Samsung’s current smartphone line-up.
Now, this might sound like a minor technical detail to you, but it does make a difference to features you’ve been seeking in smartphones. For one, it increases the transfer speed of your device to up to 1.2GB/s (claimed to be three times faster than eMMC memory).
It also reduces the power consumption of your smartphone as compares to eMMC storage, resulting in a better battery life span and minimal device overheating. Sources claim its power consumption is reduced by as much as 50 per cent compared to eMMC 5.0.
UFS the game changer
A report from Korea highlighted a quote from an unnamed Samsung Electronics insider, who said that UFS is an important element for Samsung’s smartphone business next year, making the first of them very likely to be the Galaxy S6 followed by the Galaxy Note 5.
“We will start the application centering on flagship smartphones. However, we cannot disclose any details because the time of a new smartphone release next year and specifications of this new model have not been finalised,” the person claimed.
The source also added that Samsung won’t be the only vendor doing this in the near future – it’s said that Xiaomi might also use UFS 2.0 NAND memory in its upcoming products. Hmmm, maybe we’ll see it on the Xiaomi Mi5.
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