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New Samsung EVO microSD cards promise faster transfer speeds

New Samsung EVO Plus and EVO Select can go up to 160 MB/s (Image source: Samsung)
New Samsung EVO Plus and EVO Select can go up to 160 MB/s (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung has announced the latest iteration of EVO Plus and EVO Select microSD cards. These, according to the company, are designed to give mobile devices and handheld gaming consoles the right storage boost. With transfer speeds of up to 160 MB/s, they offer a 23% performance increase over predecessors.

Samsung’s new EVO Plus and EVO Select are getting a major speed boost. The updated versions of the microSD cards promise to deliver a 23% transfer speed bump than their predecessors. To be specific, they are capable of offering up to 160 MB/s. This transfer rate is more than enough for content creators, gamers, and even professionals who want a reliable and fast storage solution.

Speaking of reliability, all the new memory cards have Grade 3 (U3) certification and a speed class rating of V30. These two mean that the memory cards are compatible with most 4K and high-resolution video capture devices and can offer fast transfer speeds when handling large files.

The new Samsung EVO microSD cards also come with the A2 application performance class rating. This ensures proper performance when you install and run games or apps on the storage solutions. That is, you can expect a smooth gameplay if you plan to use these cards on your gaming handheld (Z1 Extreme ROG Ally curr. $599.99 on Best Buy).

Moreover, the new memory cards are reasonably durable. As Samsung says, they are backed by six-proof protection. The company assures that these new storage solutions can handle water, unfavorable temperatures, magnetic impact, X-ray, wear-out, and drops.

If you’re wondering what’s the difference between the Samsung EVO Select and EVO Plus, there’s none. Both have the same specs, and they are just rebranded versions of each other. It’s just that Amazon has exclusive rights to the EVO Select name, allowing the online retailer to have more control over the price and discount frequency.

On that note, the new microSD cards will first be available in capacities ranging from 64 GB to 512 GB, with the Samsung EVO Select starting from $15 and going all the way to $56. The EVO Plus, on the other hand, will start from $16 and range to $61. For those who need more storage than 512 GB, Samsung has plans to release 1 TB capacities for both lines “later this year.”


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Abid Ahsan Shanto, 2024-04-10 (Update: 2024-04-10)