Samsung expands microSD card portfolio

Samsung Electronics America has enhanced its microSD card portfolio by adding PRO Plus and EVO Plus, the latest memory cards to address consumer need for advanced multimedia memory solutions.

The Company said the new PRO Plus will help in storing and transferring professional grade photos and 4K UHD video content which is created from high end DSLRs, smartphones, tablets and modern action cameras.

The 64GB PRO Plus memory card without the need to charge or replacing the memory card helps to record approximately 110 minutes of 4K UHD video or 490 minutes of Full HD video in action cameras or DSLR cameras.

The new EVO Plus memory card targeted smartphones, tablet, compact camera and Full HD camcorder users who can meet increasing content creation and storage demands using SD and microSD form factors of EVO Plus cards.

Samsung EVO Plus and PRO Plus

The EVO Plus cards are capable of storing and transferring Full HD video content and select mobile applications, and provide an ideal solution for users who frequently store and send them through their smartphones, tablets and recording devices.

The PRO Plus offers read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90 MB/s respectively whereas EVO Plus has read and write speeds up to 80MB/s and 20MB/s respectively.

Company officials said the PRO Plus SD cards and microSD cards satisfy both UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) and Class 10 performance levels and on the other side EVO Plus provide UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1) and Class 10 performance.

The company offers the PRO Plus in 64GB and 32GB storage capacities and EVO Plus cards in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

Additionally, both Plus memory card lineups can withstand 72 hours of being submerged in seawater, which is 48 more hours of improvement from that of the existing products.

The cards are waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray proof and magnetic proof protection.

Samsung will offer the new microSD cards in May 2015 and SD cards later.

Last month, Samsung started mass production of NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD), SM951-NVMe, with M.2 form factor.

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