Western Digital Corporation has introduced the new collection of 256 gigabyte (GB) microSD™ cards during its Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, China. The collection includes the 256GB SanDisk Extreme® microSDXC™ UHS-I card, which is not the first of its kind but is claimed to be the fastest in its class. Along with the collection comes the 256GB SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, which is considered to be the first 256GB card optimized for mainstream consumers. This is a very good news for the consumers of smartphone, drones, and camera users as it delivers more power in performance and capacity they need without worrying about running out of space on their device.
“Our microSD cards are now at the center of many consumer devices, and we’re excited to not only raise the bar with the launch of the world’s fastest microSD card, but to also offer a family of 256GB microSD cards that give consumers the flexibility they need to capture life at its fullest,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president of SanDisk product marketing, Western Digital. “As a leading global storage provider with one of the most trusted flash brands, we take pride in transforming the way consumers capture, store and share their content.”
Featuring the outstanding capacity and performance
The 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card brings 100MB/s transfer speed and up to 90MB/s which makes it capable with recording an estimated 14 hours of 4K UHD videos on high-performance camera and 4K-capable smartphones. While the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, is capable of storing more than 24 hours of Full HD video, and also features premium transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s.
Both cards are claimed to be waterproof, temperature-proof, shock proof, and X-ray proof and is compatible with the SanDisk® Memory Zone app for Android.
Pricing and availability
The Premium Edition will be available worldwide in August this y ear with the price of $149.99 while the Extreme microSDXC will reach the market worldwide from the fourth quarter of this year and will go for $199.99.