Among its plethora of electronics on the market, Samsung is known for making some of the highest quality SSDs, SD cards and micro SD cards on the market, as well as other data storage devices.
Samsung Pro Plus Micro SD Card
The Pro Plus comes in three sizes: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, featuring blazing read and write speeds of up to 160MB/s and 120MB/s, respectively.
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Samsung Evo Plus Micro SD Card
The Evo Plus lineup is directed more at everyday users who want a truly durable SD card that will last. These come in the same sizes as the Pro Plus with one extra option for 64GB. They sport read and write speeds of up to 130MB/s, which is 1.3x of what last year’s non-Plus series offered.
The durability claim doesn’t come from nowhere, either; Samsung promises that both the Pro Plus and Evo Plus card series feature 6 layers of protection, topping out last year’s 4 layers.
They can apparently withstand wear-and-tear (including fall damage), X-ray, magnetic damage, contact with water, and even extreme temperatures. They also all come with a 10-year limited warranty, as well as with an SD adapter for all-around compatibility.
Both micro SD card series will become available for purchase next month.
Samsung Pro Plus, Evo Plus Full-Size SD Card
The Samsung Pro Plus and Evo Plus full-size SD cards are usually fitted on apparatus such as DSLR and other cameras, camcorders, computers, and other larger devices. Their read and write speeds are similar to the respective read/write speeds of the micro SD cards, detailed above.
Great cards, but where have the SD card slots gone?
When Samsung announced the launch of its Plus series of high-speed SD cards, the overarching thread of discussion on the users’ side seemed to be expressing annoyance at Samsung for getting rid of the SD card slot on its smartphones, and then having the audacity to come out with such alluring accessories that seem so perfectly designed to go with the newest Galaxy flagships.
Wasted potential, in other words.
This micro SD card series could have been perfect to use for the Galaxy flagships (for 4K shooting, at least). Maybe Samsung shouldn’t have gotten rid of their SD card slot after all? Please let us know what you think in the comments below, as we’d love to hear your opinion as well.