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The S25 and Fold7 line onward should support Samsung's new SD Express cards

(Topic created: 02-28-2024 05:59 PM)
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jdrch
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Earlier today, Samsung announced their new SD Express cards.

Great news, but those products will go nowhere without a large install base of supporting devices. The best way to do that is to equip the upcoming S25 and Fold7 lines with an SD Express slot.

This will give Samsung the biggest hardware differentiating feature they lost when they removed the microSD slot from the Galaxy S and Note lines. I still haven't replaced my Note9 because I can store up to 2.5 TB on it, something that is impossible on any of Samsung's current superphones.

Not only is the lack of expandable storage costing Samsung upgrade sales, it's pushed buyers to Apple as Samsung devices are just as hardware-crippled - to the average user - as iPhones with no headphone jack or expandable storage. As that link shows, no Galaxy S phone is a Top 10 best seller, while Apple has 2 flagship generations in the Top 10.

Let's change that by bringing the Galaxy S back to its roots as a true do-anything phone, which was the biggest reason fans like me could direct friends to the brand.

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harv134
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I love this tread
jdrch
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Please hit the like button too, so it gets attention at Samsung. Thanks!

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This would be the best news in years
Civiliz3Death
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They should obviously bring back the micro SD slot. They should also add an ir blaster as well. The oneplus 12 has an ir blaster, there are people who want it. Even without a headphone jack I'm certain sales would skyrocket. In a world where high end phones have no expandable storage is stupid. However being a major player in the US and bringing these two simple features when no one else had it would actually be marketable and dominate in sales. There's no point in copying apple if your worse at what your copying. Bring back what made you great. 👍
please 🙏 samsung
userzNHmYJ8kx9
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I used to upgrade my phone every 2 years, but I'm just holding onto my Galaxy Note 5G Ultra now because no new phones have a microSD slot. I'm sure I'm not the only one that refuses to purchase a new phone due to this issue.
S2S4S6S10
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I'm still holding on to my Galaxy S10, partly because it takes a microSD card. Ever noticed how 256GB of microSD storage is a lot less expensive than buying 256 more GBs of storage built into the phone? I wonder why that is.

jdrch
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> Ever noticed how 256GB of microSD storage is a lot less expensive than buying 256 more GBs of storage built into the phone? I wonder why that is.

MicroSD storage is less expensive because it's much slower than internal storage. That matters for apps, but not for file storage.

userQFjmYwa6c6
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I totally agree. I have buy an external USB C pen drive just to hold any photos and videos when they fill up on my phone. Samsung needs to bring micro SD card support back to flagships
vbcolor
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Hi,

yes agree too : thanx, it's sooo good to read your postBack to basics, at last...!

I had a Note 9 too, and it was my VERY BEST PHONE... since then ! 

Now using S22 ultra with 1 To, but I can't use the storage, cause when copying my files. .. thru ANDROID ... the copy will just STOP... and worst without any WARNINGS !!

After weeks of search, I understood that my files paths ARE TOO LONG !? 

WHHHHHAAAAAT ? 

When I had my Note 9... I had the excat same files paths.

But I had a Micro SD card that I stuck on my PC, made the copy, back on my Note 9 => Done ! 

 

Five years later, on my S22 Utra I can't !? 

So sad. 

 

NB : I'm not going to change years of my entire filing system for a phone !? But I have now a UGLY SD Card Reader attached to my S22 Ultra => how sad is that !!! 

 

So yes :

please SAMSUNG bring back the SD slots, and please DO STOP copying Apple for their worse choices.

Samsung with the Note Series you were **bleep** of a leader (btw that Apple was mocking for example with huge screens..., and.... before doing the same !! ).

And now.... you.... follow them ? Really ? 

Hard to understand here. 

Thanx for reading. 

>vb from France - Europe

 

PS / Removal batteries, IR Blaster, Mini jack,... all are gone 😭😭😭😭

And recently... you almost gave up the PEN too....

Maybe you should remove only one thing :

your whole R&D Team ?!   🤣