When Samsung officially unveiled its very fast UFS cards, many were wondering if the new memory standard will be widely adopted. As fast as these cards are, there are no devices in the market at the moment that support them. Well, Samsung has developed a slot for these UFS cards, and the best part is, this new slot will also support microSD cards.
Needless to say, the introduction of this new slot is a very welcomed one. Not only does this mean microSD cards will not be obsolete in the near future (although it may eventually be phased out in favour of the much faster UFS cards), manufacturers won’t have to pick one memory standard over the other.
While this is definitely good news, it still remains to be seen which manufacturer will take advantage of the new slot. However, according to Samsung, the company is “working with different partners in the industry on this integration for next-generation devices.” Chances are, future devices will be equipped with the new slot, and it wouldn’t be far-fetched to assume that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be the first device that supports UFS cards.
Samsung’s UFS memory cards are definitely the future memory solution for mobile devices. But as is always the case with new technology, these cards won’t be affordable. With the introduction of this new slot, it should make the transition to UFS cards much smoother.
(Source: Droid Life)