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Ultra-fast 512GB microSD card is more expensive than a Galaxy S6 edge

512GB microSD Microdia Xtra Elite

Many Android fans love phones that come with microSD slots that allow them to significantly expand the internal storage of a device, even though certain smartphone makers aren’t willing to support them any longer. And many of those fans will be happy to hear that someone made a 512GB microSD card, though it’ll cost them a pretty penny.

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Discovered by CNET at Computex, Microdia’s Xtra Elite 512GB microSD offers more than twice storage than the SanDisk 200GB microSD card unveiled at MWC a few months ago. But the card is also very pricy.

Priced at around $1,000, the Xtra Elite will be more expensive than the Galaxy S6 edge, which is one of this year’s flagship devices that doesn’t play well with microSD cards. The card will be available for purchase in July, but users looking to buy a smaller versions will find a 64GB model in stores that will sell for around $15.

Microdia says the card will likely appeal to professional photographers who appreciate fast data transfers (up to 300Mbps), but regular Android fans might also be interested in it, especially considering Google’s newfound love for microSD memory.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.