Micron Unveils World’s First 1TB MicroSD Card at MWC

FUTURE PRODUCT NEWS: Due out in Q2 2019, the 1TB microSD card will provide cost-effective storage for 4K videos, pictures and games for users on their mobile phones and other electronic devices, Micron said.

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Data memory and storage maker Micron Technology Feb. 25 launched the world’s highest-capacity microSD card—one that holds 1TB of removable data.

The announcement was made at the annual Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona.

Micron’s c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-I card is the first microSD card in the market to use Micron’s advanced 96-layer 3D quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology. Micron said that the 1TB microSD card will provide cost-effective storage for 4K videos, pictures and games for users on their mobile phones and other electronic devices.

Designed for high-performance mobile applications, Micron claims that the c200 1TB microSD card meets the A2 App Performance Class specification, enhancing user experience for Android Adoptable storage by enabling applications and games installed on the card to load faster.

The Micron c200 1TB microSD card also delivers up to 100MB per second read and 95MB per second write performance speeds, meeting UHS-I Speed Class 3 and Video Speed Class 30 specifications. These performance metrics are optimal for video recording of 4K content, game consoles and burst-mode still photography, Micron said.

“Micron’s technology leadership in 3D NAND with CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) under the array and 96-layer QLC has been instrumental in developing and launching the world’s first 1TB microSD card,” said Aravind Ramamoorthy, senior director of NAND solutions for Micron's Embedded Business Unit. “The new c200 1TB microSD card gives consumers the freedom to capture, share, store and enjoy more content while supporting their mobile-centric lifestyles.”

The c200 1TB microSD card will be widely available in Q2 2019. For more details, go here.

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