At Mobile World Congress 2015 in March, storage specialists SanDisk announced the launch of a microSD card with more storage than ever before, promising that the 200GB card would launch in Q2 of this year.
With only a few days left before we enter Q3, SanDisk has stayed true to its word with the release of its Class 10 Ultra 200GB microSDXC card - and it's now on sale at a much lower price than had been expected.
SanDisk said in March that the card would be priced at around $400, but it's currently available on Amazon for $239.02. That doesn't appear to just be a deep discount offered by the retailer either - Amazon says that the regular list price of the 200GB card is $249.99, which suggests that SanDisk had a change of heart on the pricing front.
Even so, at just under $240, the 200GB card costs three times more than the 128GB version, which is now available for $78.99. Even at list prices, the 200GB model is still two and a half times pricier than the 128GB.
Some may find it hard to justify such a significant premium for that extra 72GB of storage on a single card, but it's good to have options. Those with deeper pockets might want to hold off for Microdia's new 512GB microSD card, which was announced a few weeks ago and will go on sale next month for a thousand bucks.