Samsung abandoned many notable things in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that they had previously held as important to consumers – removable batteries and microSD slots headline the list of omissions. It’s suspected that Samsung did most of this to help slim down the device and we had hoped that with all the extra internal space, the new Galaxy Note device would be able to accommodate at least some of these “luxuries”. Unfortunately, according to a new report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 won’t have a microSD slot, which is just as disappointing as it is unsurprising.
Before you polish your pitchforks however, the report also details the new storage technology that Samsung utilized in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Called UFS 2.0, the new technology reads and writes almost twice as fast as the old storage standard, eMMC 5.0. This includes scenarios where the fastest available microSD cards are used, which really paints a picture where microSD is a technology that will eventually be abandoned in favour of lightening fast internal storage. With that in mind, it’s no surprised that countless manufacturers are joining Samsung in abandoning physical expandable memory in their flagship devices – don’t be surprised if the LG G4 turns out to be the only flagship this year with the feature. The future, for now, appears to be cloud-based storage and super-quick onboard storage.
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