Samsung Begins Mass Producing Uber Fast 64GB NAND Flash Memory for Smartphones and Tablets


If you thought a screaming fast processor was the only way your Android device were going to continue picking up speed, you’d be wrong. Remember, young padawan, those apps you’re constantly opening are stored in your devices ROM and the speed at which they’re able to kick start and resume, has a lot to do with the speed of your memory. I suppose then it’s a good thing Samsung just started mass production of their all new Pro Class 1500 high-speed embedded memory (eMMC).

The Pro Class 1500 is said to hit read speeds of up to 140MB per second, and write speeds of up to 50MB/s. That’s roughly 4 times faster than any of Samsung’s previous chips and the fastest in the industry. The new high-speed memory takes advantage of Samsung’s 20nm manufacturing process, and will make its way into smartphones and tablets in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities.

Although it’d be easy to assume that Samsung would be saving all these chips for the Galaxy S4, let’s not forget that — despite all the recent legal drama — Samsung’s biggest customer is, you guessed it, Apple. Funny world we live in, huh?


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Here’s hoping for a 64 gig Nexus 4

  2. It’s not 20nm its 20nm class!!! That means the process is not exactly 20nm but 19nm – 30nm :)

  3. Maybe it will be plug and play on the GS3’s. If not I hope to see it in the note 2.

  4. The iphone5 is going to be a beast!

    1. Yeah, a “bovine” beast.

      1. LOL good one!!

    2. I don’t think so. Perhaps Apple will use another company because of the legal bullshit. I still think that the iPhone 5 is going to be 3.7 inch MAX with no other improvement than the name: iPhone4ss.

      1. Well they patented the rectangle so the 4S² is out of the question unless they won the patents on squares too. Then I can see a 4S Squared edition running lightsquares unusuable technolgy.

  5. keep this far away from Apple!

  6. Did you seriously just call the phones *storage* space RAM? I’m sorry but I do have to correct you there. NAND memory is for ROM not RAM and yes there is a BIG difference. This is what the applications would get stored on, not what is used as a temporary storage buffer of data waiting to be processed on the CPU. Faster storage will increase the load time of applications so you are somewhat correct with your post, but if you are going to post about RAM or ROM please get your facts right.

    1. Looks lyk it’s fixed because I see “ROM”. LoL!!

  7. Galxy note 2?

  8. About time…….

  9. I was really hoping the new S3 would have this or newer nand memory that would be faster but no… now I’ll have to upgrade from this phone again to get it cuz it will make big difference in speed! The cpu’s and ram have been competitive and similar for big performance improvement is the nand rom for sure!

  10. WTH!? I though apple already had a patent on “cool stuff”

  11. Which is why I’m glad my contract expires next year. I’ll be able to leave my E4GT and pick me up a Sprint: Samsung Galaxy S4: Epic 4G LTE Touch HD.

  12. There is a big difference between storage and RAM. Apps are not kept in storage, they are in the memory/RAM. If there was a phone (or anything) with 64GB of RAM I would flip out… This is not it…

    1. No, apps are kept in storage. RAM losses all data when powered off, so if apps where kept in RAM then when you turned off your phone you would lose all your apps. Many computers (High end rendering and servers) have 64+ GB of RAM.

      1. Yes, I know and understand. I meant what you said, I just used poor diction.

        However, there aren’t really any consumer electronics with 64GB RAM, which is what I was referring to. If you mean any electronic device there are supercomputers that have half a tera in memory, but there are certainly not any phones with 64GB of RAM…

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