New 32GB SD Card For Smartphones & Camcorders
It can hold about 7,000 songs or multiple hours of HD video.
No pricing for Australia is known yet as Sandisk has a policy of not letting their Australian management talk to the media in this Country. Instead all comments is via their Asian executives in Singapore.
The card is based on three-bit-per-cell storage that packs more data into a given space. SanDisk is shipping the 32GB capacity online today for $200 and should have the card in retail stores by April. It should work with any microSDHC-to-SDHC adapter.
Most manufactures of NAND flash products use 2-bit-per-cell multi-level cell (MLC) memory.
“With the large volume of photos, videos and music that consumers create and carry around, a high-capacity memory card is a must-have component of today’s smartphone,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk’s president, in a statement. “This is the highest-capacity card of its type, and SanDisk is pleased to be the first to ship such an advanced product. This marks yet another important first in our innovative history in the flash memory industry.”
SanDisk said 32GB cards are already needed by many users as smartphones increasingly serve as mobile offices, and incorporate music players, cameras, video recorders, GPS devices and gateways to the mobile Internet. The 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card, SanDisk noted, can store enough music to play music on more than 35 round-trip flights between San Francisco and New York before repeating a single song.
SanDisk microSDHC cards are also available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities.