When the Samsung Galaxy S6 launched without a removable battery or microSD slot, a lot of people were angry. Samsung was one of the few popular manufacturers to still offer those features on the S5, and both were now gone. But with the announcement of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, it seems Samsung is appealing to fans once again, at least with the addition of a microSD slot.
Unfortunately, this also means that storage options will be taken away for many markets, including the US. We’ll only get the 32GB option when it comes to buy the devices, so heavy storage users won’t be able to opt for a 64GB model.
You’d think this isn’t a big deal with Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s adoptable storage, but the latest crop of Samsung devices may not have this feature (much like the LG G5 doesn’t). Rumor has it that Samsung dropped the feature to prevent people pulling the microSD when adoptable storage is in use, which is a valid concern because you know people will do it. But it really should be available to the user nonetheless.
Without adoptable storage, we won’t be able to use the extra memory for apps. And with games growing to over a gigabyte or more in size as well as the bloated hunk of software known as TouchWiz, you can only fit so much content on the 32GB of built-in storage.
How many of you are disappointed about the lack of adoptable storage? Does it affect your purchasing decisions? Leave a comment!