[citation][nom]zaznet[/nom]Maybe but the article only talks about read speeds. The SLR camera will be much more concerned with write speeds. To target my phone/tablet I am less likely to change out the card (than I would on an SLR camera) so capacity is a larger concern. I also fail to see how LTE has anything to do with the card having a high read speed. They are just trying to market it to a "higher end" consumer by using a term they are familiar with meaning high speed.[/citation]
SD cards aren't exactly known for their high speed in comparison to other Flash storage cards. Do high end cameras like that even use SD cards often? Also, good call on the read versus write speeds there. That's been Flash's main problem, Flash devices usually don't write as well as they read. I know a lot of 32GB Compact Flash cards can write up to 60MB/s before you get into the range of the really overpriced cards, so unless these new SD cards can beat them in price, performance, or both, they seem to be more of a gimmick.
Read speeds will only help for pulling content off of them and although that is nice, write speed seems more important for mobile Flash cards. Read speeds are a lot more important (at least, in my opinion) on SSDs for computers instead of mainly writing devices like Cameras and such.
Also, isn't LTE in this article only referring to the high speed wireless devices that it may go into? At least, that's the impression that the article header gave me:
Samsung has begun the mass production of Ultra High Speed-1 microSD cards which support high performance LTE-enabled smartphones and tablets.
Basically, it seems more like it's just saying that the SD cards are supposed to not bottleneck these devices. Some SD cards are supposed to become capable of also being wireless radios or something like that, so later on it might be in reference to that, but where in this article does it say that LTE and the cards are related beyond the devices that Samsung may have intended for them?
I think it was just saying that the devices with LTE are generally fast devices and that faster storage may improve their performance like an SSD does over an HDD for computers. In this case, read speeds would most definitely be very important.