Mobile World Congress, Barcelona Feb 24, 2014- Today the SanDisk Corporation announced their new 128GB SanDisk Ultra micro memory card. This new card is the world’s largest capacity microSD card. MicroSD cards are smaller than a fingernail, but have the power to help users store songs, photos, and hours of video from their phone or tablet on a single, removable card.
Stuart Robinson, director at Handset Component Technologies stated, “Until now, consumers had to spread out their content between multiple products because the memory on those devices was not able to hold enough data in one place. This 128 GB microSD card is going to be popular as the preferred removable storage option, giving users fast, secure, and reliable access to their personal data archives. (This card) will reshape the way users interact with their devices.”
Card designed with today’s smartphone and tablet users in mind
The new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card provides users the highest storage capacity available in a removable form. The card delivers twice the speed of ordinary microSD cards and offers the highest video recording performance available. It is also designed with Android smartphones and tablets in mind. Users can now store 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos, and more than 125 apps all on a single removable card.
Susan Park, director of retail product marketing at SanDisk stated, “The new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card again demonstrates how SanDisk continues to expand the possibilities of storage so that consumers can benefit from our latest technology advancements. With 128GB of removable storage, consumers will enjoy the freedom to capture and save whatever they want on a smartphone or tablet, without worrying about running out of storage space.”
SanDisk also enhanced their Memory Zone App. A new version of this app lets users easily view, access, and backup all of their files from their phone’s memory in one convenient place. As a part of this app, SanDisk is releasing OptiMem, a new feature that allows Android users to enhance their phone’s internal memory by automatically transferring old photos and videos to the new microSD card. OptiMem will continuously monitor the user’s mobile device memory levels, and inform them whenever the internal memory falls below a per-defined threshold.
SanDisk’s website states that, “The family of SanDisk Ultra microSD cards is available worldwide in capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB with MSRPs of $29.99 to $199.99. In the U.S., the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC is available exclusively at BestBuy.com and Amazon.com.