SanDisk has revealed the world’s first 128GB microSD memory card.
Announcing the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I at Mobile World Congress 2014, SanDisk stated that its new “technology innovation” had helped to boost microSD capacity by over 1,000 times in less than a decade.
“To enable 128GB of storage on a removable microSD card, SanDisk developed an innovative proprietary technique that allows for 16 memory die to be vertically stacked, each shaved to be thinner than a strand of hair,” the firm detailed in the announcement.
The 128GB card, which is said to be designed for use in Android devices, can hold up to 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos or more than 125 apps.
“SanDisk’s high-performance 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC memory card will reshape the way users interact with their devices,” said Stuart Robinson, director, handset component technologies, strategy analytics at SanDisk.
“Until now, consumers had to spread out their content between multiple products because the memory on those devices was not able to hold enough data in one place. This 128GB microSD card is going to be popular as the preferred removable storage option, giving users fast, secure and reliable access to their personal data archives.”
“The new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card again demonstrates how SanDisk continues to expand the possibilities of storage so that consumers can benefit from our latest technology advancements,” added Susan Park, director, retail product marketing at SanDisk.
“With 128GB of removable storage, consumers will enjoy the freedom to capture and save whatever they want on a smartphone or tablet, without worrying about running out of storage space.”
The 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSD memory card is available worldwide now with an MSRP of $199.99 (£120).