Samsung Announces New EVO Select and EVO Plus microSD Cards with Improved Speeds and Up to 1 TB Capacity

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Samsung has introduced the latest iteration of its EVO Select and EVO Plus microSD cards, bringing increased transfer speeds of up to 160 MB/s, a 23% increase over their predecessors, for mobile devices and handheld gaming consoles. A 1 TB model of the EVO Select and PRO Plus will be available later this year, while 64–512 GB versions are available now on and select retailers, according to Samsung.

Pricing and models:

  • EVO Select microSD card with faster speeds
    • 64GB ($14.99 MSRP)
    • 128GB ($18.99 MSRP)
    • 256GB ($29.99 MSRP)
    • 512GB ($55.99 MSRP)
    • 1TB (Coming later this year)
  • EVO Plus microSD card with faster speeds
    • 64GB ($15.99 MSRP)
    • 128GB ($20.99 MSRP)
    • 256GB ($31.99 MSRP)
    • 512GB ($60.99 MSRP)
  • PRO Plus microSD card available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities
    • 1TB (Coming later this year)

A closer look at the EVO Select and SD Adapter:

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Samsung on its new microSD cards:

The updated microSD cards offer fast, reliable, and durable storage in a variety of capacities to fit your needs. With speeds up to 160 MB/s, you can instantly transfer, store, and share everything from vacation photos to portable game libraries. The cards are extremely versatile, with universal compatibility for Android smartphones, tablets, laptops, and portable gaming consoles, ensuring one card can fit multiple household devices. Additionally, the Grade 3 (U3) Speed Grade ensures compatibility with most high-resolution and 4K video recording devices.

Samsung microSD cards with capacities of 128GB and higher support an application performance class of A2, which is important if you plan to install and use applications (apps) with a microSD card and your mobile device like a tablet or smartphone. The cards also support a video speed class rating of V30, enabling you to quickly move large video files. Backed by Samsung six-proof protection, the microSD line can withstand water, extreme temperatures, x-ray, wear-out, drops, and magnetic impact. You can feel confident that your data is safe from the elements whether you are at home, at work or on vacation.

For the first time, Samsung will also offer memory cards in 1TB capacities for the EVO Select microSD and PRO Plus microSD lines. The PRO Plus microSD line is designed for photographers, videographers, and content creators with action cameras and drones. It boasts transfer speeds of up to 160 MB/S, so users can seamlessly capture 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) and Full HD (FHD) videos and photos.


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Tsing Mui
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