One year after announcing the then largest capacity 128GB microSD card, SanDisk has announced a 200GB microSD card with an increased storage capacity of 56%.
“Mobile devices are completely changing the game. Seven out of 10 images captured by consumers are now from smartphones and tablets. Consumers view mobile-first devices as their primary means for image capture and sharing, and by 2019 smartphones and tablets will account for nine out of 10 images captured,” said Christopher Chute, Vice President, Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice, IDC. “As the needs of mobile users continue to change, SanDisk is on the forefront of delivering solutions for these demands as is clearly illustrated through their growing portfolio of innovative products, including the new 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card.”
The card features 90MB/s transfer speed and works with SanDisk’s Memory Zone Android app, available for free on the Google Play Store. The OptiMem™ feature will automatically transfer old photos and videos to the microSD card once the free memory on the device falls below a user-defined limit.
The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition (that’s a mouthful in itself) will be available sometime in the second quarter of 2015 and has an MSRP of $399.99 – not a cheap addition to a $500-$800 smartphone or tablet. The card also comes with a ten-year limited warranty. Unfortunately for Sandisk however, it sounds like some mobile companies with large market share, like Samsung, may be moving away from including microSD card slots in their devices.
What do you think of the new 200GB microSD card and it’s price tag? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: SanDisk
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