Samsung Announces UFS 4.0 Storage Solution With Double The Speed of UFS 3.1

UFS 4.0 mass production is planned to begin in Q3, 2022.


Samsung, one of the leading smartphone and semiconductor makers has announced the arrival of the next-gen smartphone storage solution. The company has shared details of the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 storage solution, which will be the successor to the UFS 3.1 we have seen on most flagships over the last year.

The UFS 4.0 has received approval from the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) board of director and the brand has shared some insights on the upcoming storage solutions. In a nutshell, as you expect, the UFS 4.0 will offer faster read and write speeds. In addition, the solution is said to offer bandwidth 5G smartphones that require huge amounts of data processing and it is also said to offer better power efficiency on phones.

Samsung UFS 4.0: Features and Specifications

As said earlier, Samsung’s UFS 4.0 implements the newest JEDEC standard specification. This solution from Samsung is said to improve performance and power efficiency on the upcoming smartphones. The UFS 4.0 will offer a speed of up to 23.2Gbps per lane, which is twice as much as the last-gen UFS 3.1. This bandwidth is said to be especially for a 5G phone, which requires huge amounts of data processing, and is also expected to be adopted in future applications, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality as well.

On the inside, the Samsung UFS 4.0 is packed with the 7th-generation V-NAND and a proprietary controller. It will offer a sequential read speed of up to 4,200MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,800MB/s. However, the speed may vary depending on the test environment. UFS 4.0 will deliver a sequential read speed of 6.0MB/s per mA, which is a 46% improvement over the previous generation 一 which means we might witness better battery life on phones.

As for the dimension, UFS 4.0 will come with a maximum dimension of 11mm x 13mm x 1mm. In terms of storage capacities, it’ll range up to 1TB. The mass production for the same is likely to begin in Q3, 2022 and we can expect the phones with UFS 4.0 storage later in the year or early next year.