Alongside the new line of smartphones that Huawei launched at their big event in London, was the unveiling of a new memory card format – called the Nano Memory Card or NM card. This new card will replace the traditional microSD card in the recently announced Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.
Also confirmed during the event was that Huawei has collaborated with Toshiba, who has promised to manufacture the new NM cards.
The new memory card format will go in one of the slots on the dual-SIM tray available on the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The dual-SIM card tray gives users the ability to choose between either more storage or a second SIM card.
Although Huawei has not yet released many specifics about their new card, we’ve accumulated all the details we know so far. So carry on reading to find out more about the new NM card.
NM Card size:
Identical in size and shape to a Nano SIM card, Huawei has stated that the NM cards will be 45% smaller than a standard microSD card.
NM Card capacity:
Huawei didn’t unveil the capacities of the new cards, however, they did state that the new flagship phones will support at least a Nano memory card of up to 256GB of storage and up to 90MB/s of transfer speeds. Presumably, the card will be available in various storage capacities to give consumers an option.
NM Card standard:
As the company hasn’t given much away, there is an assumption that the Nano Memory card is merely a new shape for a microSD card, which in theory would enable it to be used in other devices via an adaptor. However, so far there has been no indication as to whether the brand plans to introduce this card as a new industry standard for a storage format or if it will be used by other smartphone manufacturers.
Pricing and availability:
The tech giant has yet to disclose how much their new NM cards will actually cost or when they will be available to purchase.
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