Samsung has announced the Evo Plus 256GB microSD card. This is the highest external memory offering on smartphone, tablets, and other compatible devices so far. Competitor SanDisk currently offers a maximum capacity of 200GB in its microSD portfolio.
The price of the Samsung Evo Plus 256GB microSD card is going to be at $249.99 (roughly Rs. 16,700). SanDisk, on the other hand, offers its 200GB microSD card for Rs. 10,800 on Amazon India currently.
The company claims that its in-house V-NAND technology increases performance levels, and the card is in the UHS-1, Class 10 speed class. It offers high read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s respectively. In comparison, SanDisk reads at 90MB/s, while the write speed is much lower.
The microSD card works with smartphones, tablets, 360-degree video recorders, action cameras, and drones. It can record up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video, or 33 hours of full HD and 46 hours of HD video without the need for replacement. Furthermore, the company claims that the microSD card can store up to 55,200 photos and 23,500 mp3 files.
The Evo Plus 256GB microSD card is waterproof, temperature proof, magnetic proof, and X-ray proof. The card comes with a ten-year warranty period and will be available from June in 50 countries including US, Europe, and China.
In the Evo Plus microSD portfolio, Samsung also offers 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options. The company currently has Evo, Evo Plus, Pro, and Plus lines that offer microSD cards in different markets.