SanDisk 256GB microSDXC card launching soon, priced at $200: In 2015, despite briefly falling out of fashion with the Samsung flagships, microSD remains of a great choice for those who are looking to expand the available storage on their smartphone devices without having to swap their existing tablets or smartphones for a new one. In the recent years, we have not only seen the pricing for the microSD cards drop steadily, but available sizes have also increased, with the capacities as large as 256GB that is now readily available.
SanDisk 256GB microSDXC card launching soon, priced at $200
Now ScanDisk is looking to go a step further by upping speeds available to 256GB cards as well. Today, a new 256GB Extreme MicroSDXC UHS-I card has been unveiled by ScanDisk, that offers transfer speeds up to 100MB/s and the write speeds up to 90MB/s. Though, in existence it is not the fastest microSD card, so this makes the world’s fastest 256GB card. Let’s say for example, Lexar offers an 128GB card with a 270MB/s read and a 100MB/s write speed.
The price tag for the ScanDisk Extreme is set at around $199.99 and it is expected to launch sometime in Q4 of this year. For those people who are looking to save little money, ScanDisk will also offer the 256GB Ultra-Premium Edition in coming months for $149.99. Like its speedier brother this card also has the same storage capacity, but it has slightly slower transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s, with write speed that is currently unspecified.
The 256GB sounds like a lot of space, but in the world where recording 4K videos on the phone is now a thing then it could prove very useful to own a large capacity card that is also happens to have the fast transfer speed.