How UFS 2.0 supercharges the ZenFone 3 Deluxe storage


The ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZE552KL) introduces a new type of local storage called Universal Flash Storage 2.0. UFS combines the high performance advantages of classic SSDs (solid state drives) with the low-power efficiency of mobile eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard) memory. The end result is improved multitasking, faster load times, and an overall better user experience.

For example, response times in UFS 2.0 have been improved to 50 ms, which is three times better than traditional memory. File copying has been improved threefold as well, reaching speeds up to 1200 MB/s. The effects of this speed improvement can be felt particularly with burst photo shooting.

On the efficiency side, UFS 2.0 memory needs only 0.5 watts of power. When active, that’s about 10% less energy than standard eMMC memory, and when combined with significant power savings when inactive, you’re looking at about 35% less battery drain on a daily basis.

eMMC memory would work just by processing one command at a time, but UFS 2.0 takes a multi-threaded approach, allowing several commands to be processed at once. Combine the benefits of this architecture with the 6 GB of high-speed RAM, and you get a smooth, responsive experience from beginning to end.

This is just one of many impressive engineering feats hiding beneath the surface. Be sure to visit the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe product page for a wider view of what it has to offer.