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MWC 2015: SanDisk Launches World’s Highest Capacity MicroSD Card (200GB)

Storage solution manufacturer SanDisk has raised the bar once again at this year’s Mobile World Congress by unleashing the world’s highest capacity microSD card which has a staggering storage space of 200GB.

SanDisk had already broke records last year by introducing a 128GB Ultra microSDXC card which would allow Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z3 to offer what (at the time) seemed to be the largest possible capacity for apps, games, photos and videos in the smallest possible format – a card roughly the size of a finger nail.

Upstaging itself again at the annual trade event SanDisk announced the new 200GB Ultra microSDXC card Premium Edition which can contain around 20 hours of Full HD video and transfer 1000 photos to PC in a minute (90MB/s). Despite the fact there are actually no Android-based phones and tablets that could handle the little beast just yet it definitely appears this is an open challenge to the mobile manufacturers in attendance at the MWC to try to make something that can.

In a press release SanDisk quotes Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice, IDC Vice President Christopher Chute who said “Mobile devices are completely changing the game. Seven out of 10 images captured by consumers are now from smartphones and tablets. Consumers view mobile-first devices as their primary means for image capture and sharing, and by 2019 smartphones and tablets will account for nine out of 10 images captured”

“As the needs of mobile users continue to change, SanDisk is on the forefront of delivering solutions for these demands as is clearly illustrated through their growing portfolio of innovative products, including the new 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card.”

The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition is water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, X-ray proof and magnet proof and probably budget proof to many of us when it arrives in the second quarter of 2015 costing $399.99.