Samsung has announced the new UFS 4.0 storage standard, which promises to double the access speed of the UFS 3.1 standard used in current top phones.
In a series of tweets, Samsung Semiconductor went through some of the breakthroughs it has achieved with UFS 4.0.
Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 offers speeds of up to 23.2Gbps per bandwidth, which is twice the current UFS 3.1 standard. This type of bandwidth will be ideal for a more mature 5G ecosystem, with huge amounts of data being processed on the go. To this end, Samsung also plans to use UFS 4.0 in AR and VR applications.
The new standard will also be able to achieve sequential read speeds of up to 4200 MB / s and sequential write speeds of 2800 MB / s.
Despite this rapid increase in speed and capacity, Samsung claims that UFS 4.0 will be more energy efficient. With a sequential read speed of 6.0MB / s per mA, it is 46% more efficient than its predecessor.
All this and UFS 4.0 will be available in a small package measuring 11 x 13 x 1 mm, with a capacity of up to 1TB.
UFS 4.0 will go into mass production in the third quarter of 2022, so we expect to see it in the leading phone class in early 2023.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 range will almost certainly take advantage of this smaller, faster and more efficient storage standard. But will Samsung be able to allocate part of the initial batch to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 by the end of the year? Watch this space.