After coming into the world of smartphones in the far post 2011, UFS technology is preparing for a new sensational leap forward. According to Taiwanese Phison, a specialist in producing NAND memory controllers, UFS 3.0 technology could allow a double throughput compared to current technology.
It would then go from 1333 MB / s of the standard UFS 2.1 HS G3 x2-L to 2666 MB / s of the new UFS 3.0 HS G4 x2-L. According to the features anticipated by the Taiwanese group, the increase in speed would have a repercussion on both the size of the controller, however far below the UFS 2.0 version, and on costs and consumptions, which would be superior to the UFS version 2.1.
For the time being, however, this is preliminary data that must still be confirmed in reality, as it will serve a new production process whose costs have to be taken into account. However, technology is under development and will still take some time before seeing them on the market. Analyzing the timing of previous updates, it is conceivable that we will have to wait in 2019 to see the first smartphones with UFS 3.0 memories, though the standard definition might already be available by next year.