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Samsung reportedly trademarks a new T-series portable SSD

The Samsung T5 Portable SSD. (Source: Amazon)
The Samsung T5 Portable SSD. (Source: Amazon)
Samsung has allegedly secured a trademark for a new product called the "Portable SSD T7 Plus". Should this leak prove true, it appears that a successor for the T5 is on its way. This putative product may at least maintain a trend towards max speeds of 540 MB/s, 256-bit AES encryption and a USB 3.1 Gen2 interface in a form weighing just 0.11 pounds.

It has been nearly 2 years now since Samsung has released a portable SSD of its popular T line. Now, however, it appears the OEM is preparing a new generation of these products. Should a new article published by LetsGoDigital be proved accurate, it is to be called the T7 Plus.

This apparent new pocketable data-storage accessory's name has been found on a new trademark document. It was allegedly filed by Samsung on 12 June 2019. The new trademark application clearly states that it is for a ""Portable SSD T7 Plus". This is a pretty strong indication that the T5 is due a refresh.

Unfortunately, this European trademark file does not include any further details as to the nature or specs of the "T7 Plus". However, judging by its ostensible predecessor, we may be able to anticipate a new enclosed SSD, based perhaps on 64-layer vertical Samsung NAND that can transfer data at as much as 540 megabits per second (MB/s) - or more.

A new portable T-series drive would also be likely to feature a USB type C port. The T5 came in blue, black, red and gold colors, and was available in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SKUs. However, there is no guarantee that its successor would adhere to these trends.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06-14 (Update: 2019-06-14)