SanDisk has introduced the Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card, calling it the fastest microSD card in the world. The new Extreme PRO will be offered in 64GB and 128GB capacities, and features transfer speeds up to 275MB/sec with Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) ratings. The announcement is timed with the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona where a number of high-profile mobile devices are launching.

'We designed this card specifically to address consumers' needs for a faster solution when transferring massive files,' says SanDisk VP of Product Marketing Dinesh Bahal. According to SanDisk, the Extreme PRO microSDXC card is ideal for recording Full HD and 4K UHD video from smartphones, actions cameras and drones, among other devices. The new card is backwards compatible with UHS-I devices, and is rugged with temperature/shock/X-ray/waterproof construction.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card will be available in Q2 2016 for $179.99 (64GB) and $299.99 (128GB).

Press release:

SanDisk Launches Next-Generation microSD Card Featuring World’s Fastest Transfer Speed

The new SanDisk Extreme PRO® microSDXC™ UHS-II card delivers nearly 3x the speed of current cards1

BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -– SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the world’s fastest microSD™ card. The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card enables action camera, drone and smartphone users to offload huge video files at unprecedented speeds.

“Action cameras are now the fastest-growing segment in digital imaging and drones are becoming increasingly popular, creating an opportunity for people to capture more high-capacity, high-quality 4K Ultra HD content,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “We designed this card specifically to address consumers’ needs for a faster solution when transferring massive files – and now, with nearly 3x the speed of our fastest microSD UHS-I card, this new offering dramatically reduces time spent transferring content.”

The new card, available in 64GB* and 128GB capacities, delivers transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s2 to offload high-quality content at record speeds. Featuring Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is perfect for capturing Full HD and 4K Ultra HD video3 on the latest action cams, drones and smartphones. It also includes a USB 3.0 card reader to conveniently offload files to a PC.

“Today’s mobile devices are more sophisticated than ever, and require more advanced technology to deliver the best possible user experience," said IDC Research Director for mobile and tablets Les Santiago. "As the demand for higher quality content such as Full HD and 4K video increases, the need for higher capacity, faster storage solutions grows exponentially. The Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is at the forefront of delivering solutions that meet these evolving needs.”

Built for a New Generation of Devices

The latest action cameras, drones and smartphones are versatile, powerful devices that have expanded the possibilities for high-quality video.

“We empower our creators to capture amazing images around the world, ones that were previously out of reach. High-end professional imagery is captured every day with our products, and SanDisk’s new UHS-II card is a great complement to our portfolio,” said Basile David, Senior Content Manager, DJI. “These new cards deliver remarkable speeds, giving our creators more time to spend bringing their ideas to life.”

SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II cards are backwards-compatible with UHS-I host devices, performing up to UHS-I speeds allowed by the host device. Also designed for today’s durable devices, the cards can keep up in extreme environments. SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II microSD cards4 are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof.

Pricing and Availability

The 64GB and 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II cards feature a lifetime limited warranty5, and will be available worldwide in Q2 at U.S. MSRPs of $179.99 and $299.99, respectively.

*1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
1 Compared to 95MB/s read SanDisk Extreme PLUS microSD UHS-I card.
2 Up to 275MB/s read; up to 100MB/s write. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device interface, usage conditions and other factors. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
3 Compatible device required. Full HD (1920 x 1080) and 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) support may vary based upon host device, file attributes and other factors. See UHS Speed Class 3 designates a performance option designed to support real time video recording with enabled UHS host devices.
4 Card only. See product packaging and for additional information and limitations.
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