It’s official: Samsung is ditching the microSD card on all three of its Galaxy S21 fashions.
We requested Samsung about this, and the corporate’s rationale appeared to be that it doesn’t suppose it’s needed. A spokesperson instructed us that it solely prices $50 to improve from 128GB to 256GB and that that is cheaper than what opponents are charging to step up storage. Additionally they famous that cloud storage is an possibility.
That’s all effectively and good, however it’s nonetheless doubtless that this alteration can be a bummer for some potential clients. It means the utmost quantity of storage you’ll be capable to get on the S21 telephones (with out wrangling up extra cloud storage) is the 512GB configuration of the S21 Extremely.
As Samsung’s website advertises, the microSD slot on final 12 months’s S20 lineup offers customers entry to doubtlessly over 1TB of storage. Meaning for patrons who’re already utilizing high-capacity microSD playing cards with these older fashions, the S21 line can be a storage downgrade.
Samsung has toyed with eradicating the microSD slot earlier than. It tried to tug the port from its Galaxy S6 however introduced it again to the S7 in response to buyer complaints. Some fashionable flagships are additionally SD-less, although, together with the Galaxy Fold, Observe 10, and Observe 20.