SanDisk is doing their part to push the limits of current smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and all other electronic devices that utilize external storage. A standard Class 10 memory card may be acceptable for everyday memory activities, but sometimes you need some extra zip. That speed burst makes a huge difference when capturing incredible photos in succession, recording 4K video, or backing up extremely large files. SanDisk’s new 64GB microSDXC card is the fastest in the world with read/write speeds up to 80MB/sec and 50MB/sec. In addition to capturing HD media, this new lineup of SanDisk memory cards are ideal for secure backups. SanDisk claims to protect the physical integrity of the cards with a durable design. They are waterproof, shockproof and X-ray resistant.
These new ultra-fast, high capacity memory cards are a perfect companion to current (and future) advanced Android phones and tablets that support removable storage devices.
Most high-end smartphones are now driven by high-speed quad-core processors, which deliver Full HD content and applications to large, high-resolution external displays,” said Stuart Robinson, director, handset component technologies service, Strategy Analytics. “Such applications require high memory bandwidth which is ideal for the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card, the world’s fastest microSDXC memory solution.
Android Police actually got their hands on the 64GB MicroSDXC and were able to put it through the wringer and can confirm that SanDisk’s new cards are in fact as fast as they say. (Benchmark image to the right via Android Police)
The new lineup of SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC cards are available in 16-64GB capacities, with MSRPs ranging from $60 to $200. But it appears Amazon is already offering them (with a slight delay) way below retail.
Check out the new cards at SanDisk’s website. Full press release follows.
MILPITAS, Calif., July 9, 2013 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme® microSDHC™ and microSDXC™ UHS-I memory cards, the ideal companions for users who want fast expanded memory for the newest smartphones, tablets and cameras.
“The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card allows users to do more with their devices,” said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. “Our high-performance and high-capacity microSD cards enable consumers to take advantage of the high-quality HD video and imaging capabilities in the latest 4G smartphones, tablets and action cameras.”
The microSDXC card is equipped with the fastest speeds available on the market1, with up to 80MB/sec read and up to 50MB/sec write speeds2, allowing faster shot-to-shot performance, rapid data transfer, fast action photography, continuous burst mode and quick file transfers. Additionally, this memory card is an ideal choice for Android™-powered devices with 64GB3 of capacity, providing an instant storage upgrade for capturing and keeping data.
Also compatible with the latest cameras and sport/action Full HD4 camcorders, the card’s extreme speed allows users to capture amazing pictures and videos. The card’s UHS Speed Class 1 (U1)5 and Speed Class 10 video recording ratings ensure users will enjoy higher performance than ordinary memory cards can deliver for Full HD and even 4K HD video recording and playback.
“Most high-end smartphones are now driven by high-speed quad-core processors, which deliver Full HD content and applications to large, high-resolution external displays,” said Stuart Robinson, director, handset component technologies service, Strategy Analytics. “Such applications require high memory bandwidth which is ideal for the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card, the world’s fastest microSDXC memory solution.”
The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards are built for and tested in harsh conditions6. They are waterproof, shockproof and resist x-rays. In addition, the new cards include:
An adapter for compatibility with full size SD™/SDHC™/SDXC™ supporting devices
A downloadable offer for RescuePro® Deluxe data recovery software for bringing accidentally deleted images back to life7
A lifetime limited warranty8
SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC cards are available worldwide now and on http://www.sandisk.com in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $59.99 to $199.99.
SanDisk microSD Memory Cards
SanDisk is the inventor of the microSD™ card format and offers a full portfolio of microSD cards for retail and commercial customers. SanDisk microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards deliver the speed and capacity consumers need to get the most out of their mobile devices.
Retail products include SanDisk microSD/microSDHC cards, the perfect, everyday choice in affordable expanded memory for basic feature phones; SanDisk Ultra® microSDHC/microSDXC cards, which are twice as fast as ordinary cards9 and offer Full HD video recording and advanced photo capture, ideal for Android powered smartphones; the new SanDisk Extreme microSDHC/microSDXC cards; and SanDisk Extreme Pro® microSDHC cards, which provide unparalleled data speeds for the microSDHC capacity.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk’s innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk’s diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk’s products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit http://www.sandisk.com.