Galaxy S7 may come with a microSD slot, S7 edge with a top-to-bottom curved display
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 23, 2015, 5:28 AM
Galaxy S7 variations got fleshed out a bit more, at least according to the rumor mill of "inside sources." The "regular" Galaxy S7 is alleged to come with a flat, 5.2" screen, while the larger S7 edge is tipped coming with a 5.7" flexible display, which will be only slightly curved at the sides, but will feature curves at the top and the bottom this time, too.Today the
If this materializes, it will be quite the proof of concept for Samsung's YOUM display line of panels with flexible plastic substrate. It may also open the doors to intriguing interface possibilities, like having the dock or virtual navigational keys at the bottom of the curved screen, which would certainly look cool, regardless of the practicality. In fact, Samsung patented such a top-to-bottom curved display recently, so the rumor isn't entirely baseless. There are already renders out of this patent, so you can see how it might look like in the patent sketches and concept designs below.
Still, we are more interested in the other tidbit that is spilled by the alleged "insider sources" - that the Galaxy S7 and its larger sidekick will reintroduce the microSD card slot back to the line, just as previously heard. The S6 doesn't have one, so adding an expandable storage option to what already seems like a great handset, would spice things up a little further for potential buyers, what do you think?
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If the s7 has a SD card I'm buying that baby.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 5:35 AM 27
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And if the battery is bigger
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 5:39 AM 15
I will assume you mean that because you think there will be less internal space. They could always integrate the mSD slot with the sim card slot. Furthermore capacity of batteries is reducing (as it should) As mobile processors require less battery to get you through the day, I expect they will increase the speed of fast charging and reduce the power consumption of the processor. Specs on a sheet aren't everything.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 7:33 AM 6
Wasn't that the old news from like 3 months ago when Samsung said that they were releasing an SD card and I think it was supposed to also have a removable back to get the battery since those were the big things people were complaining about
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 8:37 AM 2
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If it has an SD card slot and bring back IR blaster then I am sold
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 9:28 AM 3
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I am with you 100% bring back IR and SD card, Samsung!!! I don't know why would you leave IR on the regular s6 but take it off from the Edge+ and Note 5 when they are basically the same phones. Oh yeah add full manual video controls to top it off...LoL
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 1:47 PM 1
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Since when SD card became first world problem? I can't see how could you allow such a small deal to make your decision. 32GB is pretty decent for normal users. And if someone is a hardcore user, he just needs to get a 64GB/128GB version. Problem solved!
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 11:38 AM 0
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I would rather have LESS on board storage and use a removable storage medium. WHY? because I've had phones DIE on me and I lost a lot of important files on the onboard storage. CLOUD backup is NOT an easy option given I do a lot outdoors, in areas with limited data. (Its also why I use MP3's for music and not streaming.) I also prefer the idea of my sensitive files NOT being stored within the phone as, even if you wipe it, someone can still recover it. For me, being able to walk into a store, buy a new phone, move my SD card over and have my GB's of Music, Files and Pictures right there in seconds is the best way to go. When Samsung took the SD card away, I had a feeling my S5 Active would be my last Samsung phone after being a long time customer.
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 11:34 AM 1
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The S7 needs BOTH a removable battery and microSD. They need to build a durable phone and dump the fragile glass too.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 12:11 PM 2
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Oh so are we back to SD card slots are good again? Or is that "uses new faster builtin memory thus no SD" excuse still in play? Samsung fans, no better than the Apple fans they bash, probably worse.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 5:57 AM 13
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Or, maybe they worked out a way to have both the faster memory and the microsd, so you can have the best of both worlds. Samsung pushes tech forward like this.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 6:25 AM 23
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Depends on how the Android will see the memory card, will it sacrifice having to mount and unmounts the sd each time you access it? If not, it will slow it down, and make the faster memory inside the phone useless.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 6:44 AM 0
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