Samsung has announced world’s fastest NAND memory that supports the eMMC 5.0 standard, the successor to its eMMC 4.5 chips developed about eight months ago.
The new memory chips are based on 10nm class NAND flash technology and will come in three variants based on the size – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. According to the South Korean consumer electronics giant, the chip would feature an interface speed of 400MB/s. Further going into specifics, the company has said that the chips with 32GB and 64GB densities have a random read and write speeds of 7,000 IOPS (inputs/outputs per second) while the sequential read and write speeds stand at 250MB/s and 90MB/s respectively.
These numbers may not make sense to everyone and if we translate them to ‘English’, Samsung means that these chips will provide better multitasking, browsing, HD video recording, gaming, file transfers – all in all a performance boost as compared to today’s chips.
Samsung has already announced its next-gen Exynos 5 Octa 5420 System-on-Chip and we are eagerly waiting to see what the performance is like when eMMC 5.0 chips work in tandem with the processor in Samsung’s next mobile devices.