SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD Card – World’s First Highest microSDXC UHS-I Card (Now Available)
First day of this month, SanDisk announced the world’s first microSD card to have a whooping 200GB of storage capacity – the SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS-I memory card. The said microSD card can hold up to 20 hours of full HD videos. It features a transfer speed of up to 90MB/s making it possible to transfer up to 1200 photos in one minute. It also features Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback, and is also ideal for Android smartphones or tablets that can support higher capacities. The new SanDisk Ultra 200GB is water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, x-ray proof and magnet proof. It also comes with an SD adapter for use in MIL cameras. Check out more details for the official press release below.
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UPDATE: The SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD is now available. See pricing and availability below.
SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS-1 Card Unveiled
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, introduced the SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC™ UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the world’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. In just one year after introducing its record-breaking 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, SanDisk has increased storage capacity by 56% within the same fingernail-sized form factor. Keeping up with the demands of today’s mobile users, the new card provides the freedom to capture, save and share photos, videos and other files without worrying about storage limitations.
“Mobile devices are completely changing the game. Seven out of 10 images captured by consumers are now from smartphones and tablets. Consumers view mobile-first devices as their primary means for image capture and sharing, and by 2019 smartphones and tablets will account for nine out of 10 images captured,” said Christopher Chute, Vice President, Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice, IDC. “As the needs of mobile users continue to change, SanDisk is on the forefront of delivering solutions for these demands as is clearly illustrated through their growing portfolio of innovative products, including the new SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC card.”
SanDisk achieved this capacity breakthrough by leveraging the proprietary technology developed last year for the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, and creating a new design and production process that allows for more bits per die.
“We continue to push technology boundaries to deliver record-breaking solutions that transform the way consumers use their mobile devices,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “By focusing on achieving new capacity and speed milestones, we are able to deliver trusted mobile memory solutions that give consumers the freedom to never stop capturing, saving, or sharing – with the benefit of fast speeds to transfer it all quickly.”
Ideal for Android™ smartphone and tablet users, this Premium Edition microSD card combines the world’s highest capacity and blazingly fast transfer speed of up to 90MB/s to deliver premium performance. At this transfer speed, consumers can expect to move up to 1,200 photos per minute2.
Through SanDisk’s updated Memory Zone app users will have even greater control over their mobile device’s memory storage. In the Memory Zone app, users can engage the OptiMem™ app feature which monitors the phone’s memory levels to inform users whenever the internal memory falls below a user-defined threshold. Once this threshold is reached, the OptiMem app feature will automatically transfer some of their old photos and videos to their microSD card, leaving them with more internal memory to continue making memories. The app, available for free download from the Google Play™ store, is compatible with most Android-powered devices and allows users to easily locate, organize, transfer and back up data.
SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS-I Specifications
- Item: SDSDQUAN-200G
- Form Factor: microSDXC™
- Capacity: 200GB (actual user storage is lesser)
- microSDXC™ form factor
- Performance/speed:Up to 90MB/s read speed, write speed lower)
- Card dimension: 0.59in x 0.43in x 0.04in (14.99mm x 10.92mm x 1.02mm)
- Operating temperature: -13ºF to 185ºF (-25ºC to 85ºC)
- Storage temperature: -40F to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC)
- Class 10 for Full HD video (1920×1080)
- Memory Zone app lets you auto-manage media and memory for peak phone performance
- Comes with SD™ adapter for use in MIL cameras
- Support: 10-year limited warranty
Price and Availability
The SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, features a ten-year limited warranty and will be available worldwide in Q2 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of of $399.99 USD.
UPDATE: The world’s first highest microSDXC capacity is now available. It retails for $249.95 at the time this article was published. See latest pricing and availability on Amazon here.