United Kingdom company Integral Memory today announced a 512GB microSD card, which is officially the largest microSD card that's been introduced to date. A new microSD card with the storage of 512GB will be compatible with smartphones, tablets and other devices.
Developments in cloud-based storage solutions have raised questions about the future role of memory cards, yet consumer lifestyles have embraced the microSD memory card format more than ever. "As a company, we are very proud to be the first to achieve the 512GB capacity milestone in microSDXC, worldwide". The microSD card enables the user to create, store and share more photos, videos and to download music and other application. The ability for users to self-upgrade in seconds through their microSD slot, rather than bearing the expense of a new phone or tablet is desirable. It also meets the V10 standard for video recording, so it can record 1080p videos with no difficulty.
Prior to Integral Memory's 512GB microSD card, SanDisk reigned the market with its 400GB microSD card. However, Integral Memory's new card can only provide top transfer speeds of 80MB/s compared to SanDisk's 100MB/s. Such a price for the card still remains to this day, which can only mean that Integral Memory's newest microSD card will most definitely lean towards the more expensive side.
The card arrives in February, although it's not clear how much it will cost or how readily available it will be outside of the UK.