One would think there shouldn’t be any fuss about memory cards, but one would be wrong. Samsung announced three different memory card series – Standard, EVO and PRO, which will obviously cater toward different user groups.
The Standard are the cheapest of the three, belonging to Class 6 to offer speeds up to 24 MB/s. Users will be able to choose between capacities ranging from 4 to 32 GB, and pick between micro SD and standard SD variants. These cards will come in blue color.
Then there are orange, UHS-1 Class 10 EVO cards that deliver transfer speeds of up to 48 MB/s. Available capacities range from 8 to 64 GB for the micro SD variant, and 16 or 32 GB for the SD variant.
Finally, Samsung’s PRO memory cards belong to Ultra High Speed UHS-1 category, offering transfer speeds of up to 90 MB/s for the 64GB, 80 MB/s for 32GB and 50 MB/s for 16GB variant. The silver-colored PRO series also come in SD and micro SD version in capacities of 16, 32 and 64 GB.
All three series can withstand heat, water (up to 3 meter for 24 hours), temperatures ranging from minus 25- to 85-degree Celsius, and prevent data corruption caused by x-rays and magnetic field. They will go on sale in the United States and Korea later this month, followed by China, Europe and other markets.