Interesting things going on at Shanghai’s MWC this year. After vivo announcing a breakthrough technology for 3D sensing and facial recognition, the SD Association had something cool to share with us too.

It introduced a new SD Express standard that supports PCIe 3.0 interface with NVMe protocol on the second row of pins that already exist on modern microSD and SD cards, although for now, only the latter will benefit from those speeds. Currently, UHS-II and UHS-III SD cards have the second row of pins and reach 312 MB/s and 624 MB/s transfer speeds, respectively.

But the new SD…

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