The top (in terms of capacity) microSDXC card in the market can hold 128 GB of stuff. That’s a lot of stuff.
Starting from the second quarter, that capacity will go up by 56%, thanks to a new addition to that line of SD cards by SanDisk.
A 56% jump in stuff-holding capacity means that a storage device the size of a fingernail will be able to hold 200 GB of your digital content. Now, that’s a storage device I can haz! But I’ll have to wait until Q2 of this year before I can lay my paws on one.
An excerpt from SanDisk’s official announcement on the latest microSDXC card goes like this:
SanDisk Corporation … today introduced the 200GB* SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC™ UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the world’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. In just one year after introducing its record-breaking 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, SanDisk has increased storage capacity by 56% within the same fingernail-sized form factor. Keeping up with the demands of today’s mobile users, the new card provides the freedom to capture, save and share photos, videos and other files without worrying about storage limitations.
Ideal for Android™ smartphone and tablet users, this Premium Edition microSD card combines the world’s highest capacity and blazingly fast transfer speed of up to 90MB/s to deliver premium performance. At this transfer speed, consumers can expect to move up to 1,200 photos per minute.
You may read the complete announcement here.