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Samsung is ditching the microSD card slot on the Galaxy S21 line-Autopresse.eu

Samsung is ditching the microSD card slot on the Galaxy S21 line-Autopresse.eu

Samsung is ditching the microSD card slot on the Galaxy S21 line

2021-01-14 16:49:00

The Galaxy S21 line is dropping the microSD card. 


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In search of a cellphone with a microSD card slot? You will need to steer clear of Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 line

Having been current on earlier Galaxy S telephones, Samsung is lastly dropping the microSD card slot for expandable native storage on its newest units. Though the transfer just isn’t fully shocking — Samsung did not embrace the choice on final yr’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Flip foldables — it does imply you will have to be extra considerate in selecting how a lot storage you need your new cellphone to have if you purchase it. 


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“Over time, SD card utilization has markedly decreased on smartphones as a result of we have expanded the choices of storage obtainable to customers,” the South Korean electronics large mentioned in an announcement. Samsung begins the bottom storage for its whole S21 line at 128GB, with a 256GB possibility obtainable for simply $50 extra. These trying to maximize their storage, nevertheless, might want to pony up $1,380 (£1,329, AU$2,149) for the S21 Extremely, which is the one cellphone obtainable with 512GB of storage.

Though a variety of Android telephones now ship with 128GB of cupboard space because the default possibility, rival Apple’s iPhone 12 and 12 Mini nonetheless begin at 64GB of storage. Solely the pricier iPhone 12 Professional and 12 Professional Max fashions have a base storage of 128GB, although Apple by no means supported expandable storage for its telephones. 

For these trying to offload recordsdata, Samsung notes that its new telephones help the most recent wi-fi applied sciences together with 5G and Wi-Fi 6E, which ought to result in quicker importing and downloading of recordsdata saved on cloud storage platforms like Microsoft’s OneDrive and Google’s Drive.

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