Do you hope Samsung brings back the microSD slot for the Galaxy S7?

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  1. dgstorm

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    The biggest complaint we heard regarding the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and its variants) was that Samsung got rid of their microSD slot. If they bring it back with the Galaxy S7 will you consider it?
     
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    For myself I am good. I mean I have had my fair share of corrupted micro sd cards. With that said, I understand we all use our phones differently and for some having external memory is important.
     
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    Having a microSD card slot is definitely a bonus.
     
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    I think regardless I will get the Note 6 but I do really hope they bring it back. Not sure on the S7, May get the OH one.
     
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    that would be nice
     
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    Personally, while I like the option to use an sd card, I like the option of larger onboard storage better. If OEMs continue the trend that's been started by some and make 32GB the base model and go up from there, I think there's less of a need for sd card support.

    The thing that cracks me up about them not having it on their latest generation of phones is Google's stance on sd cards. They did away with them years ago (was that the Galaxy Nexus that was the first?) because they thought it was "too confusing" for the average consumer. I guess I can kinda see that when I think about some of the folks I know. But now, Marshmallow added the ability to treat sd cards as adoptable storage, where it sees it as internal, so even if the Nexus devices didn't launch with sd support, the software supports it at its core.

    Will be interesting to see what moves they make next year.
     
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    No, I do not think microSD is coming back. Samsung took a hard decision and it is going to stick.
     
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    It's just a matter of a few weeks & we'll know for sure. My money is on it returning. Too many Samsung fans have spoken out about them removing this option. That's one of the many positives about Samsung in that they tend to listen to their customers concerns more often than most manufacturers do.

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    I'd be just fine with no removable memory if they had a more realistic price difference for a higher internal memory and availability of those models. I'm spoiled by 32gb internal and 64gb external on my Note4 and would have a hard time justifying the price difference they'd probably ask for the same, or similar, variant of all internal.

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    I think it's a plus for some but the majority doesn't care. 32 and 64G coupled with cloud services seems to work for most...
     
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    I used to be one that HAD to have an SD card....but since getting used to not having one with my Edge+ I have to say it is not the end of the world for me personally. I don't see Sammy bringing it back....but weirder things have happened in the mobile tech world!

    from my sexy edge+
     
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    I think for me it's more the comfort behind having the sd card. I hardly ever actually need it but the piece of mind I get for having it is what I will have a hard time getting over. I will see what this year brings but I am for sure excited about the Note 6 either way.

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