Western Digital's SanDisk microSD card offers 160MB/s read speeds, while the Micron card offers read speeds of 100MB/s. So if you need 1TB of extra storage on your phone right now, you'd be better going for one of the two new cards than waiting for microSD Express products to launch.
SanDisk's card will be available from April and, while there's no local pricing just yet, it's set to cost United States $449.99 at launch, which translates to just under $700 Australian, so it's, uh, not gonna be cheap. The 1TB card will cost you $450, more than twice as much as the new 512GB card at $200.
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The Micron c200 1TB microSDXC UHS-II card is expected to ship at some point during Q2 2019, although a price has not yet been announced. Prior to that, the prices of microSD cards with different capacities had dropped, signaling the arrival of new storage capacities. By leveraging Western Digital's proprietary flash technology, these microSD cards are able to get these record-breaking read and write speeds. SanDisk won't have cards on sale until the second quarter, but it's already decided on pricing.
Both cards meet the speed requirements for the A2 standard, meaning they're suitable for running applications. In particular, Micron says that its 96-layers 3D QLC memory can bear 1500 program/erase cycles (with a particular controller), which should be plenty sufficient for most consumer workloads. However, you'll have to wait for both as pre-orders have just started. "These impressive levels of capacity and speed give consumers the ability to create all the content they want without worrying about space limitations or long transfer times", the company said.