"Beginning mass production of our eUFS 3.0 lineup gives us a great advantage in the next-generation mobile market to which we are bringing a memory read speed that was before only available on ultra-slim laptops," said Cheol Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "As we expand our eUFS 3.0 offerings, including a 1-Terabyte (TB) version later this year, we expect to play a major role in accelerating momentum within the premium mobile market."
Samsung said it was able to double the speed of its eUFS storage with its newest chips, which is impressive considering that eUFS 1.4 delivered a 1.4 times bump in performance when it was introduced four years ago.
Read performance hasn't scaled quite as high—Samsung is touting a 50 percent performance bump to 410MB/s, which is more on part with SATA-based SSDs. In a phone, though, these read and write times are exceptional compared to today's storage systems.
Samsung will be launching 512GB and 128GB eUFS 3.0 solutions this month, followed by 1TB and 256GB products in the second half of the year.