Integral launches 512GB microSD card

The card overtakes SanDisk’s 400GB offering as the world’s biggest microSD card

British firm Integral has become the new king of smartphone storage, releasing the world's biggest microSD card with a total storage capacity of 512GB.

The new card surpasses the previous record holder SanDisk, which claimed the title with a 400GB model back in August last year. Sandisk's 400GB card is still faster than Integral's higher-capacity unit, however, with a maximum data transfer speed of 100MB/sec compared to Integral's 80MB/sec maximum.

"Consumers have been clear in their call for increased storage, as mobile devices have become essential to many in everyday life," said James Danton, marketing manager for Integral.

"The need to provide extended memory for smartphones, tablets and a growing range of other mobile devices such as action cams and drones has been answered. As a company, we are very proud to be the first to achieve the 512GB capacity milestone in microSDXC, worldwide".

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement - Article continues below

The release marks a watershed moment in mobile storage, as users are now able to outfit their smartphones with a storage capacity equal to (if not greater than) most laptop SSDs. The new card also meets the V10 video speed class standard, meaning that it's capable of recording and playing back 4K video with no issues.

This is worth noting, as although cloud storage has become mainstream in recent years, the continuing advancement of smartphone camera technology has let to users generating higher and higher quantities of data on a regular basis.

Integral's new microSD card will go on sale next month, and while the company currently hasn't released any pricing, it's all but guaranteed to fetch upwards of 200, as SanDisk's smaller card generally commands a price of around 220.

Featured Resources

Digital Risk Report 2020

A global view into the impact of digital transformation on risk and security management

Download now

6 ways your business could suffer if you don’t backup Office 365

Office 365 makes it easy to lose valuable data regularly, unpredictably, unintentionally, and for good

Download now

Get the best out of your workforce

7 steps to unleashing their true potential with robotic process automation

Download now

8 digital best practices for IT professionals

Don't leave anything to chance when going digital

Download now
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/nas/27920/best-nas-drives
network attached storage (NAS)

Best NAS drives 2019

19 Feb 2020

Most Popular

Visit/mobile/28299/how-to-use-chromecast-without-wi-fi
Mobile

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

5 Feb 2020
Visit/operating-systems/27717/how-to-fix-a-stuck-windows-10-update
operating systems

How to fix a stuck Windows 10 update

12 Feb 2020
Visit/policy-legislation/data-protection/354814/google-to-shift-uk-user-data-to-the-us-post-brexit
data protection

Google to shift UK user data to the US post-Brexit

20 Feb 2020
Visit/security/34616/the-top-ten-password-cracking-techniques-used-by-hackers
Security

The top ten password-cracking techniques used by hackers

10 Feb 2020