With all of these new 4K-capable smartphones, you may be wondering how you are going to store all of that 4K footage that you are going to be watching on devices like the LG G6 or the Sony Xperia XZ Premium/ Xperia XZS.
Well, Lexar does have an answer to that for you, their latest 256GB microSD card, which was today announced as part of its Professional 1000X line of products.
This card has been designed to specifically meet the demands of 4K video recording from 4K capable devices, featuring a transfer rate of 150MB per second and maximum write speeds of 90MBps.
It also uses the new UHS-II bus interface and it meets the latest U3 speed class requirements, with sustained write performance of at least 30MBps.
This all makes it great for drones or action cameras, specifically, Lexar is marketing it with a “Works with GoPro label”, but it should work great with pretty much anything.
GoPro’s Adam Silver, senior director of accessories and developer solutions, said the following in a statement:
“GoPro customers generate a lot of content and crave a seamless recording and playback experience, Lexar’s new high-capacity card, the 256GB Professional 1000x MicroSDXC, has been verified by the Works with GoPro program by demonstrating great performance and we are glad to welcome it into the program.”
And because this card can store up to 9 hours of 4K video, or up to 36 hours of Full HD content, it is ready to help you with storing all of that awesome drone/ action cam footage.
You could also store more than 58,000 songs according to Lexar.
Of course, this doesn’t come cheap. it will be available for $350 when it launches in the US.
Update: We now know the UK pricing for the card, which will be £286.99 when it launches in Q1 of 2017.