Galaxy S21 Ultra is the only one coming with a microSD slot

Galaxy S21 Ultra

After weeks flooded with leaks and speculation, it’s finally official – The Samsung Galaxy S21 series will make its debut on January 14. Samsung confirmed earlier today a new Galaxy Unpacked event where we will know all details about the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. All the official details, I mean. After all, all these devices have been leaking a lot since October. The trio of devices will pack compelling specifications, infinite displays, and most of the specs that Galaxy Fans have been used to. “Most of” since the recurring microSD card feature will be only available in the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

When Google decided to boycott the microSD cards due to their reduced speeds in comparison to eMMC and the modern UFS standards, many companies promptly followed. However, Samsung was one of the few companies still betting on the microSD standard for their flagships. While most mid-range devices still bring a slot for microSD cards, this is rare among flagships. Some years ago, the Korean firm presented a new solution of UFS cards, but they never really reached the end consumer. Now, the company seems to be putting an end to microSDs availability on their flagships.

The first step was given with the Galaxy Note20 which lacked MicroSD card support. Now, it seems that the Galaxy S20 and S20+ will also follow the trend. A couple of days ago, a detailed spec sheet on the Galaxy S21 and S21+ claimed neither device will come with a microSD card slot. Now, Roland Quandt is confirming these speculations.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra will be the definitive choice for all hardware enthusiasts

Quandt further states that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be the only member of the family to come with expandable memory in Europe. For now, it remains to be seen if this will be the case in other regions. But it’s very likely this will be the case, as we see no point in killing it in other markets. The Galaxy S21 Ultra microSD availability seems to be coming for the whole sake of hardware appeal. After all, the high-end variant will come with 512GB of Internal Storage. With a good 512GB microSD users can give it 1TB of Storage. This particular variant will come with 16GB of RAM which makes things more impressive for hardware lovers.

The other versions will have 128GB and 256GB of Internal Storage and both of them will pack 12GB of RAM. The pricing in Europe is set to start at 1,400 Euros for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. So you’ll have to pay a lot for the only variant that has a microSD card slot.

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