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SanDisk Launched A 200GB MicroSD Card At MWC 2015

The new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have a lot going for them. But one thing that they don’t have is MicroSD card slots… which is kind of a big deal, since removable storage has been a notable feature of almost every Samsung Android phone, ever. With impeccable timing, flash storage specialist SanDisk announced the world’s largest MicroSD card on the same day. I can hear Samsung fans crying out in frustration all the way from Barcelona.

SanDisk’s 200GB Ultra® microSDXC™ UHS-I Premium Edition card holds an astonishing 200GB of storage in a standard MicroSD form factor. Before today, the largest card offered by SanDisk (or anyone else) was “just” 128GB. It’s not just big, it’s also fast: SanDisk rates the card at up to 90MB/s, so filling it up will only take, uh, 35 minutes… if you can find something that will let you transfer or write data that quickly. The card is designed specifically for Android phones and tablets (though the sheer size might cause problems for devices that are only expecting cards up to 64GB, even for SDXC), and SanDisk would be very much obliged if you installed their Memory Zone app to manage it.
So, how much will 200GB on a thumbnail-sized slice of silicon cost you? Four hundred bucks. Ouch. That’s four times the going rate of 128GB cards on Amazon, but at least you also get a 10-year warranty to go along with it. The Ultra 100GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition will go on sale sometime in the second quarter. And in case you’re wondering, the new HTC One M9 does include a MicroSD card slot.

Pricing and Availability

The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, features a ten-year limited warranty3 and will be available worldwide in Q2 at an MSRP of $399.99 (Approx. Rs. 25000).

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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