By Brandon Miniman | May 29, 2011 1:30 PM
Smartphone capacities have hit a ceiling as of late. In most cases, the most amount of storage you can have in a phone is about 48GB if you couple 16GB of built-in storage (as found on the Galaxy S 2, for example) with a 32GB microSD card, which can be found for around $60 from Amazon and other retailers. Obscure memory manufacturer Kingmax has just announced a 64GB class 6 microSDXC, with no word on pricing or availability (we’d imagine that these 64GB microSDXC cards will start in the $200-$300 range). The card will work with both SD 2.0 and 3.0-compatible devices, so newer smartphones shouldn’t have a problem taking advantage of the full capacity. Plug one of these into a Galaxy S 2, and you’ll have an amazing 80GB of space. It’s funny to think that it wasn’t long ago that an 80GB hard drive on a desktop computer was considered high-end.
But this begs the question: does the prospect of 64GB of added storage excite you, or are you already having trouble filling up your 32GB card?