Huawei unveils new Nano Memory technology
Huawei has revealed four new Mate 20 series phones and two new wearables, but one feature stood out from all the rest — the announcement of a new Nano Memory (NM) card storage technology.
The new storage card showcased at today’s Mate 20 launch further reduces the already-compact size of a microSD card into as small as a nano-SIM card while still keeping its storage intact. This enables Huawei to further reduce the footprints incurred by the hybrid SIM card tray on the phone, leaving space for more internal hardware. The new cards boast read and write speeds of up to 90MB/s, and comes in two storage variants so far based on online listings — 128GB and 256GB. No word yet if this will actually be open to other smartphone makers or will be a Huawei-exclusive peripheral.
The NM card is poised to make a launch alongside the new Huawei Mate 20 series of phones once it launches in key markets starting this month. Could this replace the standard microSD cards we’re accustomed to? Only time could tell.