In this article we will be sharing the possible outcomes for the expandable storage on the Samsung Galaxy S9. Whilst we cannot 100% confirm that any of this information may be true, it’s very likely Samsung will opt for at least one of the options listed within the information provided below.
There are a number of potential outcomes for the expandable storage solution on the Galaxy S9, the first of which is that Samsung won’t provide expandable storage whatsoever. Instead, Samsung may offer a larger 128GB or 256GB internal storage size and a free helping of cloud storage space during the Samsung Galaxy S9 warranty period.
Whilst this option may not be as exciting for some users, it will mean that storage space will never be a problem if users can make use of high speed 4G and WiFi connections.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Expandable Meomory Card
The second option for expandable storage on the Galaxy S9 is that Samsung will equip the handset with a standard SIM tray. This tray will include the option for either two SIM cards at once or one SIM card and a standard microSD card of up to 200GB of storage.
The third, and more interesting option would be for Samsung to include a UFS card reader on the Galaxy S9. UFS cards were patented by Samsung recently and they will certainly have the potential to replace the standard microSD card. UFS cards can have higher storage capacities, of up to 256GB, but more importantly they can transfer files much faster.
MicroSD cards unfortunately have limited read/write speeds whilst UFS cards are much more efficient at transferring data. This will allow users to save music, movies, photos and more to their SD card without a single slowdown or spike in performance.
Because UFS cards are still new technology, they may be considerably more expensive than microSD cards to begin with but as more devices start to support them, we may see the price drop drastically. Like all technology, UFS cards have the potential to be cheap and widely available very quickly.