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In its last Galaxy S21 series teaser, Samsung shows us how the lineup has evolved over the years. The new phones are expected to borrow the Note series’ best feature, the S Pen, and unfortunately vanilla Note 20’s worst feature as well. Galaxy Note 20 comes with non-expandable storage and per leaker Roland Quandt, the Galaxy S21 may not offer a microSD card either.
This applies to all three models, not just the standard variant.
Last year’s Verizon Galaxy S20 5G UW also does not allow storage expansion, and 2015’s Galaxy S6 and Note 5 did not come with a microSD slot either.
It’s not all bad news though. We have heard that the Galaxy S21 series will be sold without a charger, but Quandt says that some regions can get one. We do not know the reason behind this alleged strategy, but it may be that some markets require Samsung to include accessories with the phones.
S21 specification sheet states:
memory card reader: “No”
Some markets can still get a charger in the box, while others do not.
– Roland Quandt (@rquandt) December 31, 2020
Galaxy S21 coming soon
Almost everything is already known about the Galaxy S21 series. The phones will probably be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in the US, and the unannounced Exynos 2100 elsewhere.
The highest model is expected to have a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with variable LTPO 120Hz refresh rate technology, a 108MP primary sensor and a 5,000 mAh cell with support for wireless charging and 45 W fast wired charging.
The phones will probably be unveiled on 14 January.