May 5th, 2015 by Lyle Smith
Samsung EVO and PRO Plus Memory Cards Announced
Samsung has announced the latest additions to their memory cards portfolio, the PRO Plus and EVO Plus lines. The new PRO Plus is designed to handle storing and transferring professional-grade photos and 4K UHD video content created from high-end DSLRs, smartphones, tablets and modern action cameras, while the EVO Plus memory cards are built for content creation and storage demands of smartphone, tablet, compact camera and Full HD camcorder users. These new lines of memory cards will serve as an upgrade to their very impressive EVO and PRO lines, which were released last year.
The PRO Plus features higher read and write speeds up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s respectively, and comes in both SD and microSD form factors to satisfy both UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) and Class 10 performance levels. The PRO Plus line also ship in capacities of 64GB and 32GB, allowing them to record roughly 110 minutes of 4K UHD video or 490 minutes of Full HD video in action cameras or DSLR cameras without the need to change or replace the memory card.
The EVO Plus is a more value oriented card, though it still boasts read and write speeds up to 80MB/s and 20MB/s respectively; a much more advanced read performance compared to its predecessor, the EVO lineup. Available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, the EVO Plus cards are capable of storing and transferring Full HD video content and select mobile application. This high capacity point also allows the card to store a maximum of 10,940 photos or 30,670 songs, or 980 minutes of Full HD video recording based on user settings and configurations.
Both new Samsung lines are equipped with upgraded Samsung 5-proof features, which include waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray proof, magnetic proof and shock proof, with the ability to withstand 72 hours of being submerged in seawater. This is roughly 48 more hours of improvement compared to the older PRO and EVO lines. The cards are also guaranteed to survive operating temperatures from around -25°C to 85°C (-13°F to 185°F) and non-operating temperatures from around -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F). In addition, data on the cards will not be affected by the X-rays and can resist up to 15,000 gauss magnetic force.
The new EVO and PRO Plus MicroSD lines are slated for a release some time this month with SD cards to follow.