Don’t expect this year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to come with a micro SD card slot


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If the recent round of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaks have told us anything (like that leaked video from yesterday), it’s the phablet will more than likely feature a design similar to this year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. It makes sense. Glass and metal are a part of Samsung’s new design philosophy, one that does away with the company’s previous (overuse) of cheap feeling plastics. While that’s a big home run in terms of build quality, some sacrifices to the device’s utility apparently had to be made.

According to a new report from SamMobile — like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge — the Galaxy Note 5 too will ditch the micro SD card slot in favor of faster UFS 2.0 internal storage (which can read/write data almost 2 times faster than eMMC 5.0). Of course there will be some debate on if such sacrifices were worth it, with one camp pointing to much more affordable cloud storage as a means of storing larger files and videos. We’re not sure how many long-time users Samsung will alienate in this move, but because this is Android, other options like LG or Sony devices still exist.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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