Storage hungry mobile users rejoice! SanDisk joined throngs of smartphone and tablet manufacturers at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, proudly unveiling what it claims is the world's largest microSD card.
Clocking in at 128GB, the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is an evolutionary step in the company's line of mobile-focused storage solutions, meant to keep pace with the growing needs of high-powered mobile devices.
Mobile devices are quickly becoming the primary computing devices for scores of users, and as capabilities like 4K video capture take hold in mainstream devices, the need for greater storage is clear. 128GB is a big milestone for SanDisk, as just 10 years ago the company kicked off the microSD card format with a humble 128MB card. In that 10 years, SanDisk has been able to shrink and stack memory units, now packing 16, thinner-than-hair memory dies into a package the size of a fingernail.
Along with its high-capacity microSD card, SanDisk is rolling out a new version of its Memory Zone app for Android. The company claims that a new feature dubbed OptiMem allows Android devices to smartly allocate older media files onto microSD cards, freeing up valuable built-in storage while keeping users informed on how much storage they have to work with.
The 128GB card will be available exclusively from Best Buy and Amazon immediately, for a suggested retail price of $199.99.
For all the releases, updates, and some beautiful photos of the latest gadgets, check out our live coverage of all the action from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.