Samsung is reportedly reconsidering including a microSD card slot in its next-generation Galaxy S7 smartphone, according to a report from Italy-based information and technology news outlet HD Blog on Nov. 23 (local time).
It said that there is a possibility that the microSD card slot will return on the Galaxy S7.
Samsung Electronics decided to remove the microSD card slot in the Galaxy S6 lines as it introduced the embedded battery instead of the removable battery. Accordingly, consumer complained since they couldn’t change its battery and expand its memory.
On this account, sales of the Galaxy S6 fell short of expectations. Some said that this is because Samsung excluded its points of difference from Apple’s iPhone – removable battery and microSD card slot. As there has been a mixed reaction among consumers, it is rumored that the company will reintroduce the microSD card slot from the Galaxy S7.
In addition, the Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.2-inch display, while the Galaxy SS7 Edge will house a 5.7-inch flexible display. What’s interesting is that the Galaxy S7 Edge have its display curved from the top and bottom, not from side to side. To be sure, these are all rumors and not confirmed by Samsung.
Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S7 is highly likely to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona at the end of Feb. next year. The Galaxy S7 series is believed to come powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipsets. Plus, it will feature a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera and the ubiquitous USB Type-C connector.