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SanDisk announces lightning fast microSD cards, USB Type-C flash drives

SanDisk has unveiled new USB Type-C flash drives and 128GB microSD cards at Mobile World Congress. The company has taken full advantage of the new generation of USB port to provide an adequate solution for those seeking a way to transfer files between compatible devices. Then you have the new MicroSD, which can achieve transfer speeds of up to 275MB per second, perfect for 4K.

Available in both 64GB and 128GB variants, the SanDisk Extreme Pro microSD cards will be available worldwide in Q2 2016 with a lifetime warranty. Prices will be $179.99 for the 64GB and $299.99 for 128GB.

SanDisk USB Type-C

The new SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C flash drive is available in size configurations up to 128GB, delivering speeds of up to 150MB per second, and is the company's fastest USB Type-C flash drive. You'll be able to plug this new flash drive into tablets, computers and even smartphones.

As an added bonus, it's compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android. The storage solution itself is available now in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB at $19.99, $29.99, $49.99 and $79.99, respectively.

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  • Will this plug into a 6p? Might be handy to store music on, or record video to. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Should be able to, since the 6P supports USB OTG.
  • Thanks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Those transfer speeds are insanse but 299.99 for a 128 uhm I'll take the slower 200GB for 99.99. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was thinking of the flash drive, $79.99 for 128gb. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah....those prices are outrageous!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Aha! So they can speed up SD cards even more to meet the adaptive storage thingy. I just bought a 64gb Extreme U3 this week for my X Style on 6.0 and it's fine for my media storage, and a steal at a quarter of that price so I'm good; but this is great for those who want it.
  • I was hoping they would. I hope it's not too late since Samsung and LG killed the feature in their flagships. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Keep in mind the hardware has to support UHS-2 to get those kinds of speeds. Although the cards should be backwards compatible you could save a good bit buying a good UHS-1 card if that's all your device supports. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So much this^^^ I have yet to see any smartphone have the extra pins that will actually support the uhs 3 classification. Posted via the Android Central App
  • $299 for a 128gb SD card... Yikes :-/ I think I'll wait a year until they are under 100. The prices on these come down pretty quickly. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just shelled out 24.49 on Amazon UK and that was painful, but I got a great SanDisk 64gb U3 card without needing to get the Pro version.
  • I paid $140 -- or it may have been a little more -- plus tax last June in Winnipeg, Canada for a Patriot 128GB microSDXC, granted it wasn't a U3-II like this one.
  • $300.....on a card. It'll come down eventually, but I guess that's the price you pay for being the first kid on the block that has the latest and greatest.
  • Will these cards work in my lg g3? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The G3/4/5 can hold up to a 2TB card, but there are no cards currently bigger than 200GB yet.
  • Sure. (joke?) Wouldn't you rather buy a G4 with the money?
  • 128GB flash drive is $49.99 on amazon right now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No joke. I figured they would be. Just wasn't sore if there was any reason the hardware wouldn't be compatible and not allow the full transfer speeds. Pricy for now but I wanted to plan for the future and purchase a card that I could use until I decide on my phone upgrade.
    I like what I saw yesterday but may hold off until we have a idea of what a lg v11 may intail. Posted via the Android Central App
  • See what you mean. I had second thoughts about whether they will work.
    Wait a bit ...
  • That has nothing at all to do with the LG G5!