Not to allow SSDs and their NAND flash to steal all of the glory, Samsung has announced new, high-speed, eMMC Pro Class 1500 NAND flash chips for the mobile segment, which will be available in 16, 32 and 64GB options, with the largest chip just 1.2mm thick.
Bringing entry-level SSD performance to the mobile market, these chips offer read and write IOPS of 1,500 and 3,500 respectively; that's around four times greater than anything else currently on the market. What's more, read speeds will top out at spinning-disk topping 140MB/s, with writes possible up to 50MB/s, not bad!
These figures were made possible through the use of Samsung's latest 20nm flash production technology, toggle DDR 2.0 flash cells, a dedicated controller with integrated wear-levelling and management and, the latest JEDEC eMMC v4.5 standard, which provides an interface capable of delivering up to 200MB/s, amongst other handy features.
Fancy one of these chips in your next Smartphone?