Samsung has revamped their memory card portfolio by launching three new classes namely the Standard, EVO and PRO which not only aligns it with the company’s existing SSD lineup, but also addresses the different needs of consumers.
To help differentiate one from the other, Samsung has color-coded their new SD/Micro-SD card line with a rather unusual color names; Emerald Blue for the Standard, Romantic Orange for the EVO and Professional Silver for the PRO.
The most basic one among the group is the Standard. It belongs to the Class 6 category, meaning that although it can’t provide blistering transfer speeds, it should be alright for basic storage needs and can handle HD and Full-HD video recording.
The available capacity for the Samsung Standard cards (SD and Micro-SD) ranges from 4GB up to 32GB.
Next up we have the mid-tier EVO line which belongs to UHS-1 (Ultra High-Speed Grade 1), Class 10 family. The EVO SD cards are only available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, while its smaller counterpart ranges from 8GB up to 32GB.
Finally we have the PRO memory cards which are being offered in various storage capacities ranging from 16GB to 64GB. Despite being in the same card class as the EVO, the Samsung PRO memory cards have a significant edge in the transfer speed over its mid-tier sibling.
But not only are the Samsung PRO memory cards faster, it’s also tougher. According to the South Korean firm, PRO cards (and your data for that matter) can walk away unscathed even after being submerged in sea water for a day or after being run over by a car.
Samsung stated that their new memory cards should already be on its way to a tech store near you, but there’s no word yet about the pricing as of the time of writing.