Something to sit up for: Samsung has pulled again the covers on its subsequent era of Universal Flash Storage: UFS 4.0. The latest JEDEC customary specification affords a number of enhancements over the present UFS 3.1, together with double the speeds, improved energy effectivity, and diminished measurement.
Samsung says UFS 4.0 affords speeds of as much as 23.2Gbps per lane, doubling the efficiency of the present UFS 3.1 customary. The Seventh-generation V-NAND know-how will allow sequential learn speeds of as much as 4,200 MB/s and sequential write speeds of as much as 2,800 MB/s. For comparability, UFS 3.1 tops out at 2,100 MB/s sequential reads and 1,200 MB/s sequential writes.
Samsung says the additional bandwidth supplied by UFS 4.0 will likely be excellent for 5G smartphones that require huge quantities of knowledge processing and can be anticipated to characteristic in future automotive functions, VR, and AR.
It’s not simply speeds which might be improved over the earlier generations. UFS 4.0 may also see higher energy effectivity than its predecessor. The sequential learn pace of 6.0MB/s per milliampere (mA) marks a 46% enchancment over UFS 3.1, which means customers of smartphones and different gadgets ought to expertise higher battery life.
Finally, UFS 4.0 will are available in a smaller bundle that measures 11mm x 13mm x 1mm—a 512GB UFS 3.1 module measures 11.5mm x 13mm x 1.0mm—which implies extra environment friendly use of that valuable inner smartphone house.
Mass manufacturing of UFS 4.0, which will likely be obtainable in a wide range of capacities reaching 1TB, is deliberate to start within the third quarter of this yr, so we should always see it arrive in late 2022 or early 2023. That in all probability means the newest storage resolution will get right here too late for the Galaxy Z Fold/Flip 4 which might be set to reach this summer season, however will seemingly be a part of subsequent yr’s Galaxy S23 collection.