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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    They did it before with the S6, and also ditched the IR blaster. Samsung isn't afraid to try something "new". Now with 64GB as standard (and free Google Drive promo offers to lure people to abandon the SD card), will they drop the SD card altogether and go along the path of the Google Pixel and iPhone? People still bought the Pixel with no microSD slot, so I'm assuming people will be okay with no microSD slot on the S8? Official specs have not been confirmed but it's a possibility. I'll never get a phone without an SD card, owning the S6 I felt handicapped.
    03-16-2017 02:51 PM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    The S8 has an SD slot. You can see it in some of the leaked images.
    03-16-2017 03:02 PM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I still have yet to 'need' the SD card as long as I have 64GB on board. Only time I've used it is to download a lot of movies offline for a trip, and if there is no SD card, I could do the same on an USB stick. So yeah, I'm not exactly a fan of the SD Card slot, so I wouldn't make that part of my purchase decision. It's nice to have, yeah, but wouldn't 'kill it' for me if it didn't. And since my TVs use WiFi Remote from the Samsung app, no need for IR blaster either (and even when I did have it in the past, I seldom used it).
    03-16-2017 03:04 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The S8 has an SD slot. You can see it in some of the leaked images.
    Although semi-official, these are still leaks. And the leaked pics show a slot, used for the SIM and SD Card in current models, but still no official word that it'll work for SD. Personally I don't see why it wouldn't have it, but well... leaks VS official.
    03-16-2017 03:07 PM
  5. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Like you said, no reason it shouldn't have it + I can see it in the leaks, it's 99 percent going to have it. Plus, if Samsung were once again removing that feature you know that info would have leaked out like a broken faucet.

    The back FPS isn't official either, but that didn't stop people from saying that's what it is. It's still technically a leak though, right.
    03-16-2017 03:14 PM
  6. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Like you said, no reason it shouldn't have it + I can see it in the leaks, it's 99 percent going to have it. Plus, if Samsung were once again removing that feature you know that info would have leaked out like a broken faucet.

    The back FPS isn't official either, but that didn't stop people from saying that's what it is. It's still technically a leak though, right.
    It could just be a SIM slot
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    03-16-2017 03:41 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It could just be a SIM slot
    This
    03-16-2017 03:49 PM
  8. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    It could just be a SIM slot
    Doubt it. Once again, Samsung removing an important feature like that would have spread like wildfire.

    Remember, there are people who have now handled this phone. Heck, we even have leaked spec sheets from Evan Blass that mention the SD card.

    We're really reaching now guys, come on.
    03-16-2017 03:51 PM
  9. bhatech's Avatar
    Yes as long as they have higher storage options like 64 or 128 GB. Don't like using SD card like bigger internal storage.
    03-16-2017 04:42 PM
  10. Retinella's Avatar
    I would not purchase the S8 if it didn't have a microSD slot.

    Thankfully it comes with one though.
    03-16-2017 05:00 PM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    My S6 & S6 edge had IR blasters the 6 was 32 gb and 6E 64. Also had a note 5 with 64. I guess I could live with the S8 without sd card.
    03-16-2017 08:20 PM
  12. chyeo1979's Avatar
    If S8 is at least 64gb, I'm ok.
    03-17-2017 12:06 AM
  13. cohoman's Avatar
    I personally don't store much on my S7, so I don't worry about needing an SD card.
    03-17-2017 07:14 AM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    When the base storage was 16 GB or 32GB, it was a necessity to have additional storage options. With 64GB and 128GB, I don't really have a need for one. I won't rule out using the micro SD card. I would buy an S8 with either configuration.
    03-17-2017 03:17 PM
  15. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I have a HUGE collection of MP3 music as well as audio books and actual eBooks which takes up large amounts of gigs (hours in length). Why do manufactures don't like it? They have microSD card slots in cheap Metro PCS phones, so don't say it help saves money or space. Concerned for security? Then don't use one. Plain and simple.

    Really, most of this has to do with money, and the want for people to pay for data and cloud space. I mean, why free when you could charge. Remember when AT&T charged for text messages? Verizon probably slipped Google a deal for the Pixel to exclude the SD card slot.
    03-17-2017 07:46 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have a HUGE collection of MP3 music as well as audio books and actual eBooks which takes up large amounts of gigs (hours in length). Why do manufactures don't like it? They have microSD card slots in cheap Metro PCS phones, so don't say it help saves money or space. Concerned for security? Then don't use one. Plain and simple.

    Really, most of this has to do with money, and the want for people to pay for data and cloud space. I mean, why free when you could charge. Remember when AT&T charged for text messages? Verizon probably slipped Google a deal for the Pixel to exclude the SD card slot.
    Lol I highly doubt Verizon influenced a SD card slot or not.. let's not go ridiculous with accusations :P.

    Why would it help Samsung or LG to push everyone to the cloud for money when chances are... It won't be them that is used. Most will use Google or Dropbox.
    03-17-2017 09:39 PM
  17. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Lol I highly doubt Verizon influenced a SD card slot or not.. let's not go ridiculous with accusations :P.

    Why would it help Samsung or LG to push everyone to the cloud for money when chances are... It won't be them that is used. Most will use Google or Dropbox.
    I got a promotion from LG: 100GB of Google Drive storage for 2 years. I think they are trying to convince us to switch and listen to Google/Verizon...
    03-17-2017 11:31 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I got a promotion from LG: 100GB of Google Drive storage for 2 years. I think they are trying to convince us to switch and listen to Google/Verizon...
    Why do you somehow think Verizon is pushing all manufactures to no SD? Do you have any facts or just have a blind hate that has you make stuff up? :P.
    03-18-2017 12:03 AM
  19. Matty's Avatar
    As @bhatech said, if they offer the Galaxy S8 with 128 and 256GB storage options then you don't really need micro so card slot and should be able to cope fine.

    I think they are fantastic for devices which only have 32GB storage or less and the space gets filled up quite quickly. I personally love my SD card but if the internal storage was big enough to meet my needs then I wouldn't mind not having it
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    03-18-2017 01:00 AM
  20. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I would most likely still buy the S8+ without an SD card slot, but it might make me look closer at the G6. It's a moot point, because they wouldn't remove it again.
    The Note7 with 64gb and SD card expansion was perfect.
    No one NEEDS sd card expansion, but it takes a lot of the thought out of what you really need on your phone. I don't think twice about dropping 5gb of videos onto the SD card. It's a drop in the bucket for a 256gb card.
    03-18-2017 07:44 AM
  21. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Why do you somehow think Verizon is pushing all manufactures to no SD? Do you have any facts or just have a blind hate that has you make stuff up? :P.
    - Pixel is Verizon exclusive, now Google says you don't need SD card (probably written in their contract). Also Pixel 2 might drop the 3.5mm headphone jack (more money for selling accessories, because why free when you can charge).
    - Verizon disables certain shortcuts and features in phones such as data toggle on/off, FM radio, and smart features so that they can get you to use their network to get more money (also Verizon disables troubleshooting mode so you can't fix phones yourself). Also TONS of Verizon bloatware, more than any other carrier
    - Samsung drops the SD card slot out of no where (probably due to bribe) and then realize it wasn't worth losing their fans so they brought it back. Also carrier branded phones also disabled shortcuts and features (probably forced Samsung in a contract). IR blaster is gone (don't watch TV, stream video on your phone instead!)
    03-18-2017 10:44 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    - Pixel is Verizon exclusive, now Google says you don't need SD card (probably written in their contract). Also Pixel 2 might drop the 3.5mm headphone jack (more money for selling accessories, because why free when you can charge).
    - Verizon disables certain shortcuts and features in phones such as data toggle on/off, FM radio, and smart features so that they can get you to use their network to get more money (also Verizon disables troubleshooting mode so you can't fix phones yourself). Also TONS of Verizon bloatware, more than any other carrier
    - Samsung drops the SD card slot out of no where (probably due to bribe) and then realize it wasn't worth losing their fans so they brought it back. Also carrier branded phones also disabled shortcuts and features (probably forced Samsung in a contract). IR blaster is gone (don't watch TV, stream video on your phone instead!)
    How are any of these facts that Verizon forced anything? Yes they disabled the FM radio because yes Verizon wants you to stream.. that's all Verizon though. Carriers can disable stuff in Android that's not new.

    Google has not liked SD cards way before the Pixel so that point is not valid.

    Again shortcuts and stuff changed by the carrier are allowed by the carrier hence Android being open (unlike iPhone).

    IR blaster being removed isn't trying to force data as most cable companies and things allow you to change the channel through WiFi. I use my phone as a remote (my Pixel XL) to control my DirecTV box easily.



    So again.. still fail to see your facts that somehow Verizon is forcing the entire Android ecosystem to change how it works lol.
    03-18-2017 12:23 PM
  23. Dr Claw's Avatar
    Without a microSD slot (or equivalent), there is no reason to have an Android phone that's not a Pixel, IMO.
    03-18-2017 12:50 PM
  24. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Depends.

    If it doesn't but has more storage to compensate, then yes.
    03-18-2017 12:52 PM
  25. csiguy1's Avatar
    Not unless it had at least 128 gigs of memory.
    03-19-2017 01:46 AM
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