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?