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Samsung launches new microSD cards

Samsung has unveiled a new range of memory cards for mobile phones, in the Essential and Plus series with high-end read speeds and a tough nature.

The Samsung memory cards are geared up for mobile devices that require faster data transfer from devices, such as smart phones and tablets, on to a computer.

The ‘plus’ range arrives in either 8GB or 16GB capacities, with the highest available class 10 speed rating for flawless transmission of full high definition video at 21MB/s writing speed to the microSD card – which is backed by a 10 year limited warranty.

Samsung’s ‘essential’ series of cards are around in 2GB to 16GB formats, with a class 4 or 6 performance rating and write speeds of up to 13MB/s with a 5 year limited warranty.

These new cards all have a ‘3 proof’ tough grading, where they are shockproof, waterproof and magnet proof to ensure data won’t be lost, even in the most arduous of environments.

The storage devices have been tested to withstand forceful impact and high pressure, which includes being crushed by a 1.6 ton vehicle whilst the epoxy molding compound shields against dust – where the cards can withstand being in the sea water for over 24 hours, along with resisting x-ray scanning too.

Samsung microSD ‘essential’ cards are 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB in storage size with a cost attached of £7.99, £9.99, £16.99 and £32.99, respectively. The ‘plus’ sizes are 4GB and 8GB, for £19.99 and 38.99 – exclusively at Currys until September, where a 32GB version will be introduced.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.