At last year's IFA in Berlin, SanDisk announced a microSD card with 400GB of storage. If that wasn't enough space for your needs, Integral Memory announced today that it has beat that record, with its new 512GB microSD card.
The card complies with the V10, Class 10, and U1 standards. In other words, it should have a minimum sequential write speed of 10MB/second, which is half the speed of more-common U3/V30 cards. It's definitely not ideal for Android's adoptable storage or a Nintendo Switch, but it should work fine for recording 1080p video.
If you want to buy one for some reason, Integral Memory will start selling the card sometime next month. It should work with any device that supports the microSD XC standard.
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Europe-wide memory specialist Integral Memory plc has beaten all competitors and answered a growing need for increased capacity on mobile devices. Their new 512GB microSDXC™ V10, UHS-I U1 card provides all compatible Android™ smartphones and tablets with a massive memory boost, enabling users to create, store and share more photos and videos and enjoy app and music downloads – without the worry of running out of storage space.
The world's first 512GB microSDXC memory card from @integralmemory delivers maximum storage for mobile consumers
“Consumers have been clear in their call for increased storage, as mobile devices have become essential to many in everyday life,” commented James Danton, marketing manager, Integral Memory. “The need to provide extended memory for smartphones, tablets and a growing range of other mobile devices such as action cams and drones has been answered. As a company, we are very proud to be the first to achieve the 512GB capacity milestone in microSDXC, worldwide”.
Developments in cloud-based storage solutions have raised questions about the future role of memory cards, yet consumer lifestyles have embraced the microSD memory card format more than ever. The popularity of photo and video based apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Netflix and other downloadable video services are driving the demand for higher storage capacity on mobiles. The ability for users to self-upgrade in seconds through their microSD slot, rather than bearing the expense of a new phone or tablet is desirable.
Additionally, whilst mobile devices lead the demand for increased storage, according to Integral, the expansion in new product categories including action-cams, drones, home security cameras and dash cams has triggered a surge in demand.
As a successful British flash storage specialist with more than 28 years of experience, Integral Memory has built a reputation for quality and customer focus with keen prices. The new 512GB microSDXC card has been performance tested with a range of smartphones and delivers up to 80MB/s transfer speed. The card has a V10, UHS-I Class 1 specification and is covered by Integral’s trusted 5-year warranty.
About Integral Memory
Integral was founded in London in 1989 and quickly became one of Europe’s leading memory specialists, with long-term partnerships with leading component suppliers including Toshiba, Samsung and Hynix. Sales offices have been established in France, Spain and The Netherlands.
Integral’s mission is to deliver the latest memory products built on quality, reliability and great prices.