Microdia is launching a 512GB microSD card next month, priced around $1,000

At Mobile World Congress 2015 back in March, SanDisk unveiled its 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, offering data transfer rates of up to 90MB/s (megabytes per second). But at the Computex technology expo in Taiwan, Californian company Microdia announced a product that promises a good deal more.

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Microdia's card will offer a whopping 512GB of storage - the largest capacity of any microSD card by some margin. The company expects that it will be popular among photographers and other professions that value large amounts of ultra-portable storage with fast read/write speeds.

Microdia says that its Xtra Elite microSDXC SD4.0 UHS-II Card offers data transfer rates of up to 300MB/s, although as CNET reports, the company didn't have any working examples of the card on its show stand at Computex.

As you can probably imagine, this level of storage and performance won't come cheap. The company hasn't announced a final price tag, but it has indicated that it will cost 'around $1,000' (roughly €890 EUR / £650 GBP) when it goes on sale in July.

Source: CNET

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