Samsung Galaxy S20 series are due to be showing up at the Unpacked event scheduled for February 11th , together with the foldable Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Buds Plus. Now with so much leaks and rumors about the flagship series, we are almost certain that Samsung is going to surprise us with the best mobile camera experiences, which are based on a 108-megapixel primary camera, a secondary 48-megapixel camera with 10x zoom, and tertiary 12-megapixel ultra wide camera. In accordance with that, consumers may want to make sure if they have enough storage for avid mobile photography, and here comes the question: do Samsung Galaxy S20 series support microSD?
The answer is yes, but not exactly true. It has been known that Samsung’s new flagships will include three: S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. Only the Ultra will have a SD card slot, allowing for up to 1TB of expansion. It is also claimed to offer several internal storage options, including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. That is to say, we’ll probably have a totally 1.5TB of potential storage, which is a pretty good news especially for mobile photography lovers.
Since microSD is still pursued, why does Samsung takes it away from the more affordable Galaxy S20 models? Long after headphone jack is removed, will people be confronted with a microSD lose? After all, the fans have ever struggled to accept Galaxy S6 series, which were devoid of SD slot for the first time.
Some analysts suggest that this may be how Samsung try to differentiate its Galaxy S20 series. Besides the anticipated excellent cameras and microSD, the Galaxy S20 Ultra may also feature a staggering 16GB of RAM (more than the 12GB of the base model), a massive 5000mAh of battery, and a larger 6.9-inch screen as well. If Samsung has taken away the microSD slot on S20 and S20 Plus for sure, together with bringing down other configurations as above, it is a rather wise and sensible option for itself, but on the other hand will definitely upset a lot of people.
There was a time when a smartphone without microSD would be called anti-consumer. At that time, microSD card gave people much flexibility and ability to add extra storage to the phone. But the truth is that era is going to say goodbye. Apple, Google, Samsung etc. all gradually gave up on microSD, not only because it involves potential information leakage, card failure, and data corruption, but more importantly it is a slower technology. Those who pursue a microSD usually cannot have a flawless, smooth and glitch free user experience at the same time.
Of course, how much of these leaks are actually true will only be known for certain once the Galaxy S20 lineup is officially unveiled on February 11 at Samsung’s Unpacked event. One thing’s for sure, though, the removal of microSD slot will cause depression and arouse some criticism, just like when the headphone jack was ditched.
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