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]