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Samsung Galaxy S6 could sport super-fast storage

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 could boast greatly improved performance and battery life, all thanks to some super-fast Universal Flash Storage (UFS).

In the many months since the Galaxy S5 hit UK stores, it seems that the Korean giant has been hard at work on the Galaxy S6 to make it better, faster and stronger. We’ve already seen one leak for the Galaxy S6, which revealed an awful lot of the specs despite the phone not launching until March 2015, and now an insider at the company thinks that one of the new flagship’s biggest upgrades will be its storage.

According to the anonymous tipster, Samsung is planning to use UFS, known to you and I as Universal Flash Storage, which will revolutionise the way that the Galaxy S6 saves and transfers data by delivering much higher speeds than current tech. Might not sound too exciting, but it could mean big differences in performance and battery life.

The source said: “UFS is an important element for our smartphone business next year. We will start the application centering on flagship smartphones. However, we cannot disclose any details because the time of a new smart phone release next year and specifications of this new model have not been finalised.”

UFS would allow the Galaxy S6 to offer significantly higher transfer speeds (1.2GB/s) with a far lower drain to the battery. It’s tailor-made to deal with mobile apps by combining an ultra-speedy solid state hard-drive with a low-power embedded multimedia card.

The source claims that Samsung will begin manufacturing the new storage tech by the end of this year, with a view to it being ready for launch sometime in 2015 – which should make it perfectly timed for the release of Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S6. We’re expecting the Galaxy S6 to launch during Mobile World Congress 2015, which takes place in Barcelona in March of next year.

If the rumours floating around are anything to go by, Samsung is planning more than one surprise with the Galaxy S6, with mutterings of a dual-edged screen circulating, which would help to explain the Galaxy Note Edge’s slightly off-the-wall design.


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