There's a 512GB microSD card coming in July, but you likely can't afford it

Even as internal storage on smartphones keeps increasing, the amount of space on microSD cards also continues to grow. This week, the California-based company Microdia announced plans to launch a microSD card with a new storage milestone: 512GB.

The Microdia Xtra Elite was announced during Computex 2015, but, as CNET reports, the company didn't have any working versions of the card available for attendees or the press to check out; only its packaging. It adds:

"The Xtra Elite will use version 4.0 of the Secure Digital standard, and feature an Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus with data transfer rates of up to 300MBps. Because it's using SD 4.0, the card features an additional row of pins below the standard ones."

The card will go on sale sometime in July, with Microdia claiming that the price tag will be somewhere around $1,000, although an exact retail price has yet to be decided. What would you do with a microSD card inside your smartphone with all of that storage space?

Source: CNET

John Callaham