Samsung’s Galaxy S21 phones don’t include microSD card support

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 phones don’t include microSD card support


Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge

It’s official: Samsung is ditching the microSD card on all three of its Galaxy S21 models.

We asked Samsung about this, and the company’s rationale seemed to be that it doesn’t think it’s necessary. A spokesperson told us that it only costs $50 to upgrade from 128GB to 256GB and that this is cheaper than what competitors are charging to step up storage. They also noted that cloud storage is an option.

That’s all well and good, but it’s still likely that this change will be a bummer for some potential customers. It means the maximum amount of storage you’ll be able to get on the S21 phones (without wrangling up additional cloud storage) is the 512GB configuration of the S21 Ultra.

As Samsung’s website advertises, the microSD slot on…

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