MWC 2015: SanDisk’s 200GB Ultra microSD card is the world’s largest

MWC 2015: SanDisk’s 200GB Ultra microSD card is the world’s largestThere’s been no shortage of new smartphones and tablets at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, but it’s not all about devices.

The memory guys at SanDisk have flown into Barcelona to debut the world’s highest capacity microSD card, at a whopping 200GB.

This time last year SanDisk set a new microSD storage record with its 128GB card, and it’s only gone and done it again, this time increasing the storage by an incredible 56%.

SanDisk says its 200GB Ultra microSD card is good for storing 20 hours of Full HD video, on a card barely bigger than a fingernail.

Meanwhile, transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s (class 10) mean the SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card can shift up to 1,200 photos per minute.

The Californians point out, too, that by 2019, smartphones and tablets are expected to account for nine out of 10 images captured, so it’s a good idea to beef up on removable storage.

Fancy it? Here’s where things get interesting. SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card price is set at a face-slapping $399.99 (£260), which is more expensive than many phones. Ouch.

Inevitably the price will come down quite rapidly, however. The SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSD card has an RRP of over £120, but is available for £61.69 at Amazon.

In any case, the SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card is set for global release in Q2.

What do you reckon? Are we into silly territory now, or is this just what the doctor ordered?

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SpeedyG  Mar. 4, 2015 at 12:22

Many phones now don't support SD cards and are following Apple's lead.

Bad news for portable storage, good news for cloud storage.

lcurdie / MOD  Mar. 4, 2015 at 13:05

Apple's "lead"? Dude, you'll make the Little Green Robot cry ;)

To be fair, the Nexus devices have emphatically shunned microSD, too, and with Samsung following suit...

SpeedyG  Mar. 4, 2015 at 17:06

Apple's "lead"? Dude, you'll make the Little Green Robot cry ;)

To be fair, the Nexus devices have emphatically shunned microSD, too, and with Samsung following suit...


Metal or non-plastic phones with a glass backs for ergonomics never interested someone like me.

But all the kids want it nowadays with cloud storage instead dontyouknow ;).

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