Samsung introduced its latest memory card lineups, PRO Plus and EVO Plus, which add to Samsung’s SD and microSD card portfolio.
Samsung’s new PRO Plus is equipped to handle storing and transferring photos and 4K UHD video content created from high-end DSLRs, smartphones, tablets and modern action cameras. It supports read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90 MB/s, respectively, satisfying both UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) and Speed Class 10 performance levels.
The PRO Plus lineup comes in 64GB and 32GB storage capacities and are
also available in SD and microSD form factors. The EVO Plus has read and write speeds up to 80MB/s and 20MB/s, respectively, which provide UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1) and Speed Class 10 performance. The cards are available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
Among the PRO Plus and EVO Plus cards, the SD cards are equipped with upgraded Samsung features, which include waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray proof, magnetic proof and shock proof protection. Both Plus memory card lineups can now withstand 72 hours of being submerged in seawater, which is 48 more hours of improvement from that of existing products.
All SD card models from PRO Plus, PRO, EVO Plus and EVO lineups are designed to be compatible with any device with an SD or microSD slot, regardless of OEM brand and are guaranteed to survive operating temperatures from -25°C to 85°C (-13°F to 185°F) and non-operating temperatures from -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F). Data stored in the cards will not be affected by X-rays and will resist up to 15,000 gauss magnetic force – the equivalent of a high-field MRI scanner. The PRO Plus and EVO Plus microSD cards also come with waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray proof and magnetic proof protection.
Samsung will offer the new microSD cards in May 2015 with SD cards to follow.