SanDisk Introduces 4GB micro SDHC

Feb 13, 2007
SanDisk Introduces 4GB micro SDHC

SanDisk today introduced a 4-gigabyte microSD High Capacity (SDHC) card —the largest capacity of the world’s smallest removable flash memory card.

A 4GB microSDHC card can store more than 1,000 digital songs or more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures or up to 8 hours of MPEG 4 video . SanDisk made the announcement at 3GSM World Congress 2007.

“Content is driving the demand for higher capacity flash memory cards in mobile phones,” said Jeff Kost, vice president and general manager of the Mobile Consumer Solutions division at SanDisk. “The new 4GB SanDisk microSDHC card will allow handset manufacturers and mobile network operators to plan rich media services for their customers who increasingly see their phone as their camera, video player, gaming system and music player.”

SanDisk is now sampling the new 4GB microSDHC card to OEMs such as major phone manufacturers and mobile network operators (MNOs). Engineering samples are now available for evaluation, as mobile phone makers will need to upgrade the firmware in their handsets so that memory slots can support the new card.

SDHC is the new designation for any SD or SD-based card that is larger than 2GB and adheres to the new SD 2.00 specification that is required for cards and hosts to support 4GB to 32GB capacities. The specification was developed by the SD Association, an industry standards board, which also defined three speed classes for speed and performance capabilities. These cards adhere to the SD Speed Class 2 Rating specification which defines a minimum sustained transfer speed for SDHC cards.

Retail release of the card is planned for later in 2007. OEM pricing has not been determined yet.

In line with the announcement of the 4GB microSDHC card, SanDisk is offering various capacities of microSD cards in a Mobile Memory Kit. Each package contains both miniSD and SD adapters, so that consumers can select the appropriate card for their use without being influenced by card size. With SanDisk adapters, microSD and microSDHC cards can be “stepped up” to fit into a variety of other electronics devices that have miniSDHC and SDHC slots.

Apart from handsets, microSDHC cards also can be used in some digital audio players, such as SanDisk’s Sansa c200 and e200 series MP3 players.

Source: SanDisk

Explore further: Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

SanDisk Developing 128 GB Micro-SD Card For 2011 Release

Oct 22, 2008

(PhysOrg.com) -- SanDisk one of the global leaders in flash storage cards is in the development stage of manufacturing a 128 gigabyte micro-SD card for cell phones. According to Deccan Herald of India, SanDisk´s ...

SD Association adds faster UHS Speed Class

Nov 09, 2013

(Phys.org) —The SD Association this week announced a new high-performance option and symbol in support of 4K2K television and video products. A new Ultra High Speed (UHS) Speed Class 3 (U3) symbol will ...

SanDisk Ships 32GB MicroSDHC Card

Mar 24, 2010

SanDisk today announced that it will begin shipping the world's highest-capacity removable memory card for mobile phones - the 32 gigabyte (GB) SanDisk microSDHC card. The new microSDHC card offers consumers ...

Recommended for you

Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

Apr 17, 2014

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.

User comments : 0

More news stories

Venture investments jump to $9.5B in 1Q

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into an increasing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that ...

Hackathon team's GoogolPlex gives Siri extra powers

(Phys.org) —Four freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania have taken Apple's personal assistant Siri to behave as a graduate-level executive assistant which, when asked, is capable of adjusting the temperature ...

Scientists tether lionfish to Cayman reefs

Research done by U.S. scientists in the Cayman Islands suggests that native predators can be trained to gobble up invasive lionfish that colonize regional reefs and voraciously prey on juvenile marine creatures.

Leeches help save woman's ear after pit bull mauling

(HealthDay)—A pit bull attack in July 2013 left a 19-year-old woman with her left ear ripped from her head, leaving an open wound. After preserving the ear, the surgical team started with a reconnection ...