The cards don't just offer a lot of storage: they also meet the app performance Class 2 spec, meaning apps and games stored on the card load and run faster on Android phones.
microSD Express delivers speeds necessary to transfer large amounts of information generated by data-intense wireless communication, speed-hungry applications running on cards and mobile computing devices, ever-evolving gaming systems, multi-channel IoT devices, numerous automotive uses, higher resolution mobile videos, action cameras, 360o videos, VR and more. 1TB microSD cards are here, guys. In order to be used in a device, that device will need to support 1TB cards. "The new SanDisk Extreme card will also be available in 512GB capacity, and will feature the A2 specification for launching and loading apps at blazing speeds". Brian Pridgeon, director of marketing for SanDisk-branded products at Western Digital noted that consumers rely on SanDisk microSD cards for all their storage needs.More news: High Winds, Heavy Snow Create Blizzard Conditions In S
No word yet on the Micron pricing or availability beyond a release in Q2 this year, but given the marked differential in read speeds with the Sandisk card the company will no doubt be under pressure to bring it in at a lower pricepoint. SanDisk's 1TB card will ship in April and cost $449.99 out of the gate.
This new card is an alternative to the similarly sized, but slower microSD card recently announced by Micron. It will be available in the second quarter of 2019, but we don't now have an exact release date or price for the memory card. "These impressive levels of capacity and speed give consumers the ability to create all the content they want without worrying about space limitations or long transfer times", the company said. The cards reach these record-breaking speeds by leveraging Western Digital's proprietary flash technology.