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A few days ago SanDisk announced a new microSD card packing a substantial 128GB of memory. This is the first memory card of its size to hit the market, twice as large as what was previously available. The product, announced at this year's Mobile World Congress, launched at $199.99. Now it's already available for just $119.99 on Amazon.

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This isn't a universal price drop. The product is still going for $199.99 at Best Buy, the other retailer who picked offered it a launch. The MSRP will likely go down once competitors start bringing 128GB cards to market, but that could take time, so if you're in the hurry to greatly expanding the amount of memory in your mobile device, it looks like jumping on this deal may be your best bet. Shipping is free, but the card will take at least two or three weeks to reach your doorstep.

128GB SanDisk microSD card on Amazon

Via: SlickDeals

Thanks, Karl.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Leonard Wong

    Big bargain!!

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Thank you Samsung, for sticking to tradition and keeping microSD slots on your devices. Now I don't have to buy a new device to double my storage space. :)

    • Wolf0491

      I've never had a phone without a slot. I would find it weird. All the Sony phones have them as well

      • Christofftofferson

        Conversely I've never had a smartphone with a slot so would find it weird to have one.
        But you know, each to their own etc

        • Wolf0491

          I've just found it simple. Honestly didn't realize that many companies stopped using them. I don't take as many pictures as most people but I am used to every time I get a new phone that all my past photos are still right there. I don't save much else though. I use the cloud a good bit too.

        • Guillaume

          I use the cloud only to synchronise stuff between phone / desktop / nas and laptop, not for storage. I want all my stuff (pictures, music, podcasts, movies, games, etc.) to be available when I'm offline. So SD card is a must for me.

          • Markoff

            ever heard of Software Data Cable using Wifi Direct to connect mobile to computer or two mobiles? I would find attaching USB cable or god forsake taking out the card extremely inconvenient for transferring data

        • http://j.mp/scottbeamer Scott Beamer

          And unlike me, you don't install 15 GB worth of apps and games, shoot video, or have much of your mp3 collection on your phone.

          Screw the cloud. That's for people with unlimited data plans.

          • mobilemann

            the cloud is for everyone buddy. If i had 10 of these things i couldn't fit my video collection. And for us, there is plex. However, i will still buy one of these;D

      • edyvick

        Then you never have had an annoying iPhone. I like the ability to increase the storage.

    • Sean Lumly

      Or in this case increase the phones storage (assuming 32GB) by 4 times. :)

      • magnafunk

        5 times, don't forget you get to keep the original 32gb!

    • Jon

      If you're upgrading to 4.4.2, I've got some news for you :(

      • GraveUypo

        i assume you can still work around that if you have root.
        but yeah, that alone makes kitkat a no-go for me. i woudln't put it in my phone and i'm gonna be pretty pissed when i buy my next phone.

        • Jon

          Depends. On GE the limitations are harder. You can't move an app to the SD card. Being some apps the size they are (a game can take 1 or 2GB nowadays), having one or two games will fill up all your internal memory.

          • Guillaume

            You can emulate this feature many different ways once you're rooted. The best one I've found is FolderMount, that allows you to mount virtual folders on your SD card that the system sees as part of the internal storage. You can then move anything you want on the SD card. Works like a charm.

          • Jon

            Thanks. I know FM, but it won't work on so many kernels. It says it mounted the folders but fails to do so. And I know FM is the best one out there, but still so many inconsistencies among kernels makes this a PITA.

          • GraveUypo

            i use directory bind for that and it works for me, but i really hate having to use it in the first place.

            also it's annoying that it's one less app i can have open at once because that's always on the background.

      • Markoff

        what news? that some lazy app developers need to implement workaround about using SD card in 4.4.2?

  • Stanley Chan

    Very nice, would like to know how many GB well lost wen format this little guy. I bet 10gb?

    • GraveUypo

      7,3%, just like any other "gb-class" storage.

      • Stanley Chan

        Tanks, so after the format we get 111.24GB? Is this right?

        • http://www.bloodflame.com/ Patrick

          Sounds accurate. I grabbed a couple 128GB flash drives on Black Friday last year, and they format to nearly 119GB with a 4kb cluster size.

    • Anthony L.

      Do not question the offering to the hard drive gods lest you anger them! :)

  • USSENTERNCC1701E

    Do any phones support that much external storage?

    • Guillaume

      All of them should do (provided they have a slot, obviously). There is no significant technology change between 64GB and 128GB (there was one between 32 and 64, so people expected the 64GB cards to be not compatible, but they were.)

      • USSENTERNCC1701E

        Not certain what you mean by no significant technology change. From the previous article on this card it sounds like this required a significant advancement. But I'll take your word for it, on the compatibility, I thought the 32 GB limit was file system and OS limitation. If the same phones can do 64GB, it dues seem reasonable they could do 128. That'd be pretty damn cool, thanks :)

        • Guillaume

          Well obviously it's a little technology miracle to put 128GB on something smaller than my little finger's nail, and they needed to develop amazing technologies to do that. But the format is still SDXC, the same as 64GB (it was different, SDHC for 32GB).

    • Gavin

      Galaxy S4 does. ;-)

  • Sean Lumly

    Thank goodness for smartphones microSD slots!

  • https://en.gravatar.com/zachcoma Zach Coma

    For those of you without SD slots, get a meenova. It'll mount in TWRP and CWM as well. http://www.meenova.com/

    • http://www.bloodflame.com/ Patrick

      Second that. I got one for my Nexus 7, and it's worked wonders!

  • Jephri

    That's less than a dollar a gigabyte! Sweet deals

  • Danny Davis

    I'll wait for the Extreme Variant when its released.

  • Mike

    well with the prices of phones steady going up I expected to see the GS5 with internal storage space of 64gb minimum with a sd card slot

  • John Smith

    Is supported external storage?
    https://www.dallas-designs.com/

  • firesoul453

    If only I could put this in my vita....

    • Pete Tandon

      same here

    • ED-Z が あらわれた!

      Ditch Vita, buy a JXD s7800b, play games, be happy.

      • Godspoken

        There problem there, of course, is that I can't do the only thing I ever bought a Vita for...play Vita games. And Android will never have a library of the same quality as the Vita or any actual handheld gaming device.

        • ED-Z が あらわれた!

          Play GTA: SA , Nova 3, Modern Combat 4 and Need for Speed and say that again...
          I also have a Vita and I can say that Vita have mini/casual games than "real" games.

  • Matthew Fry

    I would have figured they'd bump it up to UHS-II. Not that phones can likely handle that speed but...

    • http://www.bloodflame.com/ Patrick

      They might, in devices with the new Snapdragon 801. Keep in mind the added eMMC 5.0 interface. Not sure if that would exactly work with microSD cards as well, rather than just the built-in iNAND storage. Maybe some tests need to be done. At the end of the day, I've been satisfied with any class 10 cards in my devices, and 128GB is more than enough storage for most people. It would be hard to complain.

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    Even at that price, it's not worth it.

  • Pete Tandon

    Been wanting one of these for a while. THX for the alert!

  • Rook HD

    got a 64Gb for $35 a while ago. On a phone how could you store all 128 Gb lol... probably mostly music but I use Google Music so

    • GraveUypo

      that's the point.
      storage is only ever enough if you "can't" fill it. if it ever gets full, then you need more.

  • CRUZR

    Just a heads up... You can order from Amazon and the delivery will be Mar. 21st to 24th. Went to the local Best Buy and they dont have any nor any in Stock at any store and have no idea when and if they will.

    Was able to have them order it from the Best Buy online with the Amazon price match of $119.99 with a store pick up on Mar. 4th! (Faster than home delivery they said.)

    Got two of them on their way!!! Great price for being so new to the market!

  • mobilemann

    SICK DEAL

  • D. Sharer

    I just graned a Leef Bridge usb3.0 OTG 64gb for my N7 2013 and a Patriot Stellar usb3.0 64gb OTG for my Moto X. (used to have a 64g sandisk in my samsung 3, but no more slots for that, obviously). I find I have more tha enough space with TiBu app saves, nandroids, ROMS, etc kept on the OTG since they aren't needed all the time. Works great, and USB 3.0 transfer speeds are so nice on an OTG (there are't a ton of them on the market).