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Samsung’s New SD and microSD Cards Offer Improved Speeds to Content Creators

Samsung Introduces New PRO Plus and EVO Plus microSD and SD Cards

Samsung is the largest memory card manufacturer in the world, according to data from : Statista. Today, they have launched their new lineup of memory cards, SD and microSD cards.

KyuYoung Lee, vice president of the Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics said, “Professionals and consumers of all kinds want memory cards that make it easy to save and retrieve data while also knowing that their valuable images and video files are protected. Samsung’s new suite of microSD and SD cards offer the faster speeds, increased reliability and enhanced durability today’s consumers and professionals need, as well as the ultra-high-performance every user wants.”

Specifications and Pricing

MicroSD Cards

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The PRO Plus and EVO Plus MicroSD cards are optimized for professional use. The Pro Plus MicroSD cards provide a read and write speed of up to 160 megabytes per second (MB/s). The EVO Plus cards offer up to 1.3 times faster performance than the previous generation at 130MB/s. Both the PRO Plus and EVO Plus microSD cards have a speed class rating of V30 alongside the application performance class A2, making it a highly versatile card that will perform excellently in phones and also action cameras, drones, etc. For protection, they are backed by Samsung’s six-proof protection which includes resistance from water, extreme temperatures, x-ray, wear-out, drops and magnetic impact. Have a look at the table below for more details.

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The PRO Plus microSD cards come in 3 sizes, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB priced at USD 34.99, USD 54.99 and USD 109.99 respectively. You can get these with an optional USB 3.0 Samsung Memory Card Reader by paying an additional USD 5. The EVO plus come in cheaper and more capacity options beginning from USD 18.99 for 64GB right up to USD 99.99 for 512GB.

SD Cards

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The PRO Plus SD card comes with a read and write speed of up to 120 megabytes per second (MB/s). The EVO Plus SD cards are just like their MicroSD counterparts offering up to 1.3 times faster performance than the previous generation at 130 MB/s. These cards have a speed class rating of V30 which make them good storage devices for capturing content in 4K UHD and FHD resolution and for smooth playback when editing videos. They have the same Samsung six-proof protection technology which includes resistance from water, extreme temperatures, x-ray, wear-out, drops and magnetic impact. Have a look at the table below for more details.

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The EVO Plus cards are available in capacities from 32GB to 256GB priced at USD 8.99 up to USD 39.99 MSRP. The pricing of the PRO Plus cards should be out soon too. You can also get the USB 3.0 Samsung Memory Card Reader by paying an additional USD 5.

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