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What is UFS 3.0 storage tech and what does it mean for Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone?

BySophia Windsor 2019-08-07 3428

The newly released Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone attracted wide attention for its affordable price, Snapdragon 855 chip and whopping memory. However, you may ignore the new UFS 3.0 tech - a key spec that matters a lot for phone’s performance. What is UFS 3.0 storage tech? Which phones adopt UFS 3.0 at present? What does the UFS 3.0 mean for the performance of the Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone? Let’s explain it for you in this guide.

What is UFS 3.0 and what benefits will it bring us?

UFS (Universal Flash Storage) is a common storage standard for smartphones, digital cameras and consumer electronic devices. UFS adopts serial data transmission technology, so it can read and write data at the same time, which makes it have much higher data transmission efficiency than the original eMMC.   

UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 

Presently, the most commonly used storage standard is UFS 2.0 and UFS 2.1, while the latest standard is UFS 3.0. The UFS 3.0 was first released on January 30, 2018, and it has twice the bandwidth of the current UFS 2.1. The data transfer speed of the UFS 3.0 can reach 23.2 Gbps (11.6Gbps in two lanes). These data transfer speeds determine the speed at which mobile phones read or write content from storage, so they can affect the speed at which games or applications are loaded or the time it takes to copy video files to storage.

UFS 2.0, UFS 3.0 and UFS 2.1 

Although the UFS 2.1 standard is more than adequate to run some challenging games, VR applications and seamless 4K video playback. However, with the coming of 5G network, the advantages of the UFS 3.0 will become increasingly prominent. As the UFS 3.0 will take full advantage of the higher network speed of 5G network to bring us faster data transmission speed.    

In addition, the devices that adopt the UFS 3.0 standard will provide consumers with an enhanced user experience and lower smartphones’ power consumption.

Which phones adopt UFS 3.0 technology?

Presently, there are 3 smartphones adopting UFS 3.0 technology, they are:

● Samsung Galaxy Fold

● OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

● Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first foldable smartphones, and it is also the first smartphones to adopt UFS 3.0 standard flash memory.

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro features ultra fast read and write speed, for which UFS 3.0 plays a key role.

Then the latest released Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro also adopts UFS 3.0 technology.

What does UFS 3.0 mean for Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro?

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is a powerful gaming phone, which features Snapdragon 855 Plus chip and UFS 3.0 standard flash memory. As we know, the smoothness and running speed are very important for the performance of gaming phones, and they are perfectly achieved on the Black Shark 2 Pro thanks to the Snapdragon 855 Plus chip and UFS 3.0. The UFS 3.0 enables the Black Shark 2 Pro to offer twice read and write speed as other gaming phones.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro 

The most intuitive feeling that the UFS 3.0 on the Black Shark 2 Pro brings for users is faster loading speed of games and applications. Besides, users don’t need to wait for a long time when opening the pictures and videos in their album, as well as copying high definition movies, videos and large files.      

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro​ 

What’s more, the UFS 3.0 has lower power consumption, which can not only extend phone’s battery life but avoid overheating on the phone.

Bottom line

The UFS 3.0 storage tech brings another revolution for smartphone’s speed, which is as important as many other key specs like Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC and Android Pie system, etc. Taking full advantage of the UFS 3.0 storage tech, the Black Shark 2 Pro will offer you impressively fast and smooth gaming experience.      


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