Samsung's Galaxy S7 may come with a microSD card slot

Ask any fan of the old Galaxy S-series hardware why they've not upgraded to the newest handsets, and chances are they'll mention the lack of a removable battery and the fact that there's no SD card slot. Well, the microSD card slot might be coming back.

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The S5's removable battery and storage expansion options -- key features for many users. Sarah Tew/CNET

Annoyed that Samsung ditched the removable battery and microSD card slot in the recent Galaxy S-series devices? Well, the microSD card slot might make a return with the Galaxy S7.

The rumor comes via Italian tech site HDBlog, and it makes perfect sense given that Android 6.0 Marshmallow supports flex storage while allowing external storage to emulate internal storage.

This will, however, temper Samsung's ability to sell higher-capacity handsets at a premium price. It was the premium pricing model for higher capacity devices -- pioneered by Apple with the iPhone -- that was the reason microSD card slots disappeared in the first place.

The report also claims that the Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy S7 with a 5.2-inch flat display, and a Galaxy S7 Edge with a larger 5.7-inch screen.

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