MWC 2015: SanDisk breaks ground, unveils a 200GB MicroSD card

MWC 2015: SanDisk breaks ground, unveils a 200GB MicroSD card

SanDisk shocked the world when it unveiled its 128GB MicroSD card. We knew it was coming, it was a long time coming in fact, still, the thought of having all that storage capacity in such a tiny package was groundbreaking. Today, SanDisk has done it again.

The company has just unveiled a 200GB Class 10 MicroSD card at Mobile World Congress 2015. That’s an insane amount of storage for something so small, although theoretically, the MicroSD SDXC standard does support up to 2TB capacities, so there’s still a lot of room to expand into. The MicroSD card should work on existing smartphones and tablets, so this may be a great option for you to store your digital library on, with plenty more to spare for apps, contacts, and documents.

“…this Premium Edition microSD card combines the world’s highest capacity and blazingly fast transfer speed of up to 90MB/s to deliver premium performance. At this transfer speed, consumers can expect to move up to 1,200 photos per minute.” – SanDisk

MWC 2015: SanDisk breaks ground, unveils a 200GB MicroSD card

It is a little strange though, because this iteration breaks from the tradition of doubling the capacity of the previous release; 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 etc. Why 200GB instead of 256GB? SanDisk has yet to offer an explanation, our guess is that it may have something to do with how fast SanDisk managed to come out with the card following the release of the 128GB version before it. Regardless, 200GB is still plenty and would make for a great addition to your Lumia or Surface.

The ‘200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UH-I card, Premium Edition’ will be available sometime in Q2 2015, and will be priced at $399.99. It also comes with a 10 year limited warranty so you don’t have to worry if it suddenly stops working, SanDisk will have it replaced. Let us know if you will be picking one up in the comments below.

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