Samsung posits this UFS 4.0 bandwidth is “perfect” for 5G smartphones, future automotive applications, AR, VR, etc.
Samsung Semiconductor has announced the UFS 4.0 storage standard that would be part of not just future 5G smartphones, but also AR, VR, and automotive applications. The announcement was made through Twitter and the company has shared key UFS 4.0 specifications as well as performance details in the ensuing thread.
BREAKING: Samsung has developed the industry’s highest performing Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 storage solution, which has received JEDEC® board of director approval. What is UFS 4.0 and what does it mean for the future of storage? Read on to learn more. pic.twitter.com/4Wxdu0J2PD
— Samsung Semiconductor (@SamsungDSGlobal) May 3, 2022
UFS 4.0 Specs and Features
Samsung has got JEDEC’s stamp of approval for the UFS 4.0 development. The company claims to have differentiation in terms of the controller design used in the new UFS standard.
UFS 4.0 is said to support speeds of up to 23.2Gbps per lane, which is 2x the speed of UFS 3.1. The company believes this “much bandwidth is perfect for 5G smartphones requiring huge amounts of data processing, and is also expected to be adopted in future automotive applications, AR, and VR as well”.
Samsung is using its in-house-made V-NAND and controller to drive sequential read speed of up to 4,200MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,800MB/s.
As for power efficiency, the results are again rosy with a sequential read speed of 6.0MB/s per mA, which makes UFS 4.0 46% better over the predecessor.
The efficiency also extends to the packaging of the new UFS which measures 11mm x 13mm x 1mm in dimensions.
Samsung tells us that UFS 4.0 storage will be available in sizes of up to 1TB and that it will be hitting the factory floor in Q3 of 2022. So, we may get to see UFS 4.0 phones and other devices later this year or early next year.
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