“The UHS-II card boasts of read speeds of up to 275Mbps and write speeds of up to 100Mbps”
Going by the trends in the mobile sector at MWC 2016, one thing is quite evident: expandable memory, and ergo microSD cards, are getting back in vogue. SanDisk has been a major brand in the portable memory segment, and at MWC 2016 it has launched the Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card, which the brand is touting to be the world’s fastest microSD card.
The UHS-II card boasts of read speeds of 275Mbps and write speeds of upto 100Mbps. To put this in comparison with the current UHS-I lineup, the read speeds of the UHS-II are exactly triple the speeds of the UHS-I line (which came with 90Mbps read speeds). Moreover, the Extreme Pro card is shockproof, waterproof, X-Ray proof and temperature resistant, making it one of the most robust microSD cards out there.
The microSD cards are class 10 compliant and feature UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), and come in memory sizes of 64GB and 128GB. The devices targeted by the company include action cameras, drone cameras and high resolution 4K recorders, along with top grade smartphones. Bundled along with the microSD cards is a USB 3.0 card reader.
The cards will come with lifetime limited warranty, and are priced at $179.99 (approx. Rs 12,300) and $299.99 (Approx. Rs 20,500), for the 64GB and 128GB variants, respectively. They will be available worldwide from the second quarter of 2016.