While many companies are in Barcelona to announce their latest smartphones and wearables, SanDisk is talking about storage. Specifically, the company has today announced a number of new microSD cards for your smartphone, including one with a record amount of storage.
The 200 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition (yes, that's the official name) replaces previous 128 GB cards at the top of SanDisk's microSD line-up. While they didn't manage to straight up double the capacity of 128 GB cards, most likely due to density and cost concerns, packing 56% more storage in a fingernail-sized chip is still an impressive feat.
SanDisk rates their 200 GB card as capable of 90 MB/s transfers in ideal conditions. It'll go on sale sometime in Q2 2015, complete with a ten-year warranty, for a tidy $399.99: more than four times the price of a 128 GB card.
At MWC 2015, SanDisk also announced two new microSDXC cards designed for high endurance operations such as dashcams and video surveillance systems. These cards are part of a new High Endurance Video Monitoring (HEVM) line, and can withstand 10,000 or 5,000 hours of 1080p recording for the 64 GB and 32 GB models respectively.
Like most microSDs, these cards are rated as shock proof, water proof and resistant to high temperatures. The HEVM line will go on sale shortly for $84.99 (32 GB) and $149.99 (64 GB).