Samsung unveils new EVO Plus 256GB microSD card

May 10, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has unveiled its newest memory card today – the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card, designed for use in premium smartphones and tablets, 360-degree video recorders, action cameras, and drones. Users are able to record up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video or 33 hours of Full HD video on their device without needing to change or replace the memory card, according to Samsung.

The EVO Plus 256GB features Samsung’s V-NAND technology, which offers increased read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively. Samsung anticipates that the performance level of the card will provide users with greater convenience for storing heavy-loaded, high-resolution photography and 4K video recording, as well as graphic intensive multimedia like virtual reality (VR) and gaming.

“With the upward trend of consumers using high-performance, high-capacity mobile devices, our new, V-NAND-based 256GB microSD card solution allows us to deliver the memory card consumers have been craving,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. He added, “Our EVO Plus 256GB microSD card, will provide consumers with large capacity, and high read and write speeds. We are excited to offer our customers convenient and seamless multimedia experiences when they access, store and share all of the content they create and capture.”

Samsung will offer the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card with a limited 10-year warranty in more than 50 countries, including the USA, Europe, China, and other regions starting in June 2016 for USD$249.99 (Manufacturer’s suggested retail price).

EVO Plus 256GB Key Features and Specifications:

  • Capacity: 256GB of content storage
  • Samsung 4-Proof Features:
    • Waterproof (IEC 60529, IPX7)
    • Temperature-proof
    • X-ray-proof
    • Magnetic-proof
  • Transfer Speeds : Read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively
  • Speed Class: UHS-1, Class 10, (U3) compatible

Warranty: Limited 10-year

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Image credit: Samsung

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