Samsungs Galaxy Note 10 is ditching the microSD card Heres why

first_img 62 Photos Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review • Note 10 launch could still give Note 9 sales a jolt Verizon Wireless Galaxy Note and Note 10 Plus are here to wow you Suzanne De Silva, head of mobile for Samsung Electronics America, told CNET that the decision stemmed from the trade-off of making the phone thinner but packing in a bigger battery.  Best Buy Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus look incredible Share your voice 11 $999 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB, ocean blue) $799 Samsung $799 10:55 Originally published Aug. 7, 1:30 p.m. PT. Correction, 8:12 p.m.: This story originally misstated that the Note 10 battery is bigger than the Note 9’s. It is in fact smaller. See It Samsung Event See It Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sprint Phones Now playing: Watch this: Preview • Four days with the Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the good and bad so far The microSD slot, shown here on the Galaxy Note 9, will be present on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus but not on the regular Note 10.  Angela Lang/CNET The headphone jack isn’t the only thing going away on the new Galaxy Note 10. The smaller of Samsung’s two new Note 10 phones is also losing another once-proud feature, the microSD card slot. Samsung isn’t getting rid of the microSD card slot entirely, mind you. The pricier, larger 6.8-inch Note 10 Plus will still have support for expandable storage. But on the 6.3-inch, more compact Note 10 version of the phone you’ll have to be content with 256GB of built-in storage.  See It Compared with last year’s 6.4-inch Note 9, the new Note 10 is indeed thinner and lighter, but its 3,500mAh battery is actually smaller than the Note 9’s 4,000mAh power source.  The removal of the microSD slot is a bit of a disappointment on a line of devices that have long been praised for not compromising. It wouldn’t, however, be the first time Samsung has removed the feature from a top-of-the-line phone. The Galaxy Fold, which is now due to arrive in September, similarly lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD card slot. $999 Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus: Samsung’s two new phones kill the headphone jack Samsung has a new insanely thin laptop Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G will cost $1,300 and start as a Verizon exclusive Everything unveiled at Samsung Unpacked Full coverage of Samsung’s event Tags Related Links See it News • Grab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $719last_img

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