Acer has already launched, Samsung has announced the launch. I am talking about the latest feature of smart phones which 4K Ultra HD recording. Acer had launched the first 4K ultra HD recording phone in September 2013 called Liquid S2 while Samsung says it has smart phones supporting 4K Ultra HD recording in pipeline. Thats all very good but how do you save this resource hungry format on your SD card. The SD cards available now do not support this feature which means that the recordings are saved on your mobile phone's internal memory.
The SD Association has announced the creation of a new SD card called Ultra High Speed (UHS) Class 3 (U3). This UHS SD card will support 4K Ultra HD video recording. The SD association has said that the release has been done to coincide with the release of large number of devices supporting the 4K Ultra recording.
Readers may recall that many of the new Televisions being launched are supporting the 4K Ultra HD standard including the Samsung's UHD TV. The good news is that all new devices that will support the new UHS Speed Class 3 will also be backwards compatible and will work with existing SD memory cards.
This is specially true because 4K Ultra HD recording is limited to a chosen few and pro photographers. The SD Association has not given a confirmed date for the release of the UHS SD card but indications are that it should be available by early next year.