SanDisk Announces 64GB MicroSDXC for mobile phones

September 15, 2011
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SanDisk has been busy stuffing as much storage as possible onto something as small as a fingernail and today they've announced the 64GB MicroSDXC (extended capacity) cards for mobile phones. I know many users myself included have been using plenty of cloud storage options lately but having a 64GB MicroSD would really be awesome and I can't wait to get one in my hands. It will be known as the SanDisk 64GB MicroSDXC "Mobile Ultra" card.

I don't see any speed class rating on the card but most likely it will do just fine. I've found most SanDisk cards perform the same or better than many 3rd party options with a high rating anyways so I've always just stuck with SanDisk myself. Many current smartphones on the market only offer SDHC support (up to 32GB) and many phones probably wont work with these new SDXC cards yet but I'd sure love to try on all my phones I have lying around.

While SDXC was announced back in 2009 I've yet to see phones that official support the platform so we might have to wait for more details from manufacturers unless some of our current phones already support it. Most spec sheets list SDHC as that is what is readily available. SanDisk has mentioned the 64GB SDXC cards should be available starting next month for the low low price of just $219. A high price to pay indeed but I'm sure some users will jump at the opportunity. Kingmax announced the same capacity micro's earlier this year but aren't for sale so SanDisk will be the first to market as usual.

Would you pay $219 for a 64GB MicroSDXC card for your mobile phone, or would you rather just get by with a 32GB until prices become more reasonable?

[via PCMag]


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  • Steven Holms

    It appears to be a class I card… Look in the lower left corner.

    • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

      I not a 1..

    • http://twitter.com/DanielBobke Daniel Bobke

      As Cory noted, that is not the class designation.  Class designations are not in Roman numerals.  Class 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.

    • duri

      According to Sandisk site, it should have transfer rates up to 30MB/sec

  • Steven Holms

    It appears to be a class I card… Look in the lower left corner.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be holding off for 3-4 months until prices are down…  I’ve got plenty of space for now.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be holding off for 3-4 months until prices are down…  I’ve got plenty of space for now.

  • Alexbeato1

    That is a little too much for a 64GB micro SD card. I will be happy with the 32GB for now. You can buy 32GB under $50 at amazon. So, There is now way that I will be paying over 4 times for twice the storage.

  • Alexbeato1

    That is a little too much for a 64GB micro SD card. I will be happy with the 32GB for now. You can buy 32GB under $50 at amazon. So, There is now way that I will be paying over 4 times for twice the storage.

  • Jhugo1992

    Forget that I can get 4 32GB cards for 214$. No thanks. Plus this cost more than most subsidized phones.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielBobke Daniel Bobke

    I have yet to make any kind of a dent in a 32 GB card.  Seeing as there isn’t a phone out there yet that supports these cards, I guess waiting would be in order.  The only thing I can imagine right now needing that much storage for is music files.

  • http://plus.psylink.net Psylink

    I sit around 5-6GB free on my 32GB. I would love for a larger size but I’m not spending that money on a card that with my luck, I would break or lose it.

  • Dreadylk5154

    This is only for newer phones and tablet with the microsdxc reader so don,t go out and buy one without checking s
    So your xoom will not read it

  • http://twitter.com/NZtechfreak Murray Winiata