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Samsung’s new 256GB microSD card can hold 12 hours of 4K video


There’s a new high-capacity microSD card coming soon from Samsung, and while you probably don’t need it — we bet you’ll want it.

At 256GB, Samsung’s new EVO Plus card has enough memory for 12 hours of 4K video (The Lord of the Rings is only 11.5 hours!), 33 hours of full HD recording, 55,200 photos or 23,500 MP3s.

The tiny powerhouse sports Samsung’s newest V-NAND technology for dense memory, and has read/write speeds of 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively.

Samsung will be offering the EVO Plus starting in June to over 50 countries, and will offer a 10 year warranty. That doesn’t really matter, though, because at this rate you’ll upgrade before you even have a chance to file a warranty claim.

An if you’re curious how much this card you’ll be lusting after costs, it’s $250; almost one full dollar per gigabyte.

But damn is it hot.

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Published May 11, 2016 — 00:00 UTC

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