Samsung Galaxy S21 to remove the MicroSD card slot – some markets will have a charger

There is a new trend in the smartphone industry that many manufacturers may follow. This is releasing a smartphone without a charger which was started by Apple. After the iPhone 12 series, the Xiaomi Mi 11 series also comes without a charger. However, that will not be the only intentional omissions from smartphones. According to recent reports, the Samsung Galaxy S21 will not come with a micro SD card slot. In addition, some markets will include chargers , and other markets will not include chargers with their packaging.

Samsung Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S series usually comes with microSD expansion card slots. The Galaxy S20 phones currently on the market use a SIM+micro SD hybrid card slot. You can choose to install two SIM cards or one SIM card + one micro SD card. However, most of the current flagship Android phones have cancelled the option of microSD card slot. This is because its performance and reliability are far behind the UFS flash memory built into the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S21

From previous speculations, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series has multiple configurations for different regions. There are reports that in some countries and regions, it will still retain the SIM+microSD hybrid card slot. Following Apple and Xiaomi, the Galaxy S21 will not come with a charger in the box at least in some markets. There is a report that the U.K. version of the Galaxy S21 series will not have a charger in the box. This means that the Galaxy S21 series will be similar to the iPhone 12 series with only Type-C data cable in the box.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series officially commence pre-orders

Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series officially commenced pre-orders in China. According to the company, this device will be released on January 14th next year. It is worth mentioning that each user can only participate in this event once. The pre-orders look at ID card number, mobile phone number, and device number (IMEI, MEID, serial number, MAC address, etc). It also considers WeChat ID and Alipay account. If any of these numbers or accounts are the same, it will not approve the pre-order twice. Potential buyers should also take note of the following points

Samsung Galaxy S21 series

  • Users who make advance reservations in mainland China in 2021 and apply for discounts will receive a lucky draw.
  • The draw will be between 21 random pre-orders
  • The exact lottery rules will be official at the launch of the new product in China.
  • Only pay 100 yuan ($15) to make an appointment through the “Samsung Member Club”. You can also use your WeChat service account and scan the unique QR code of the store within the advance reservation period.
  • Advance reservation users will participate in trade-in when they purchase this phone in mainland China.
  • Samsung will increase the value of the old participating phone by 10% looking at its actual valuation. However, the maximum price increase will be 500 yuan ($76).
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  1. Waterandtrees
    January 3, 2021

    Not supplying a new charger with a new phone is not beneficial to consumers. Eliminating the option to provide for removable memory is not beneficial as well.

  2. menotu000
    January 3, 2021

    No SDCard slot = no sale.

  3. Patrick Murphy
    January 3, 2021

    I wouldn't buy a phone without the MICRO SD-CARD. I bought an unlocked S20 to use on Verizon because they had the S20 without the SD slot, plus some other "downgrades". If they add a Tb of storage, we wouldn't need an SD card.

  4. Valerie Walsh
    January 3, 2021

    Bought only Samsung for over a decade because Apple didn't have sd cards and very proprietary. Bought tablets, phones, camera, even a washer dryer. A very loyal customer. Now no charger? No SD card for $1,400? Samsung WAS number 1 on my list. Samsung becoming greedy like Apple. No more Samsung products for me. Hoping my Note 10 + will last me a long time.

  5. Ronda Taylor
    January 3, 2021

    I guess I just bought my last Samsung Phone. I hope my Note Ultra last for years. Greedy

  6. Willie Peterson
    January 3, 2021

    Im disappointed Samsung

  7. MzMona0826
    January 3, 2021

    If Samsung next phone comes without 1) A charging block, SD slot, and headphones. My Note 10 Plus will be the last Samsung phone I purchase. I've been buying Samsung products for 15 Years. Hate to see U go. But Bye-Bye!!!!

  8. Donkey_Du
    January 4, 2021

    I was a loyal customer and purchased S4, s6, s7, s8plus and s20 ultra 5g, two tv's. Recently contacted Samsung to inquire if my akg headphones that came with the s20 can be replaced under warranty. My original query also requested a quote of the cost to replace in the event its not under warranty. Phone was purchases July 20,2020 so the headphones were covered. However I don't like to lie and was honest that the screen mesh on the right earbud is punctured from the first day as I switched out the rubber fitting for a smaller one and had difficulty fitting it on the earbud. I used a q-tip and pushed a little too hard. It worked normally for almost 6 months. About and hour into the live chat session was informed it won't be covered. Annoyed by that but understand and respect the decision (had I lied like everyone else does, it would have been replaced)
    Since I searched on Samsung site prior to submitting inquiry, I knew it wasnt available as a standalone item for sale. The service Rep sent a link to a third party where I can purchase. I opened the link and saw the latested Samsung replacement products is up to s8plus. Frustrated – I pointed this out the the Rep and she advised I call them. I said she should have them reach out to me. As soon as she started with "it's company policy we can't call.." I ended the conversation. I went out next day and got the momentum Sennheiser wireless buds and send in another complaint about poor customer service. Bye Samsung!

  9. Walter Clinton
    January 4, 2021

    I've only used Samsung phones, with out these two options Note 20 ultra 5g will be the last. One plus seems to make good products and option to unlock bootloader. Guess I should thank Samsung for the money I will save not buying another one. :/