SanDisk unveiled its 1TB MicroSD along with Micron at MWC back in February. SanDisk’s offering is the faster of the two and it’s finally available to order over on Amazon for a rather hefty £453.99.
The US price of the MicroSD on the product’s official site is $449.99 which translates to £350, and while we expected the UK price to be bumped up to around £400, it looks like we’ll be rooting around the sofa cushions looking for some extra change.
The SanDisk Extreme UHS-I boasts read speeds up to 160MB a second and write speeds of 90MB/s. It meets the app performance Class 2 spec, which means that games stored on the card will load and run a lot faster on your Android phone, so if you do a lot of gaming on the go, you might want to consider picking one up. It’s also ideal for capturing 4K video and photos.
“People trust SanDisk-brand cards to capture and preserve their world. Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience so consumers can share the content that’s important to them,” said Brian Pridgeon, director of marketing for SanDisk-branded products at Western Digital, at MWC.
There’s no doubt that the card is a significant upgrade that’s perfectly tailored to device usage today, but it’s very expensive – two and a half times the price of the 512GB version. You can always hold out and keep your fingers crossed for a price drop over the next few months.