Gibby, 01 Mar 2015I agree 100% - common sense here folks No SD / removable battery - good luck Samsungif its true it will bee doomed for samsung, never gonna buy it again, note4 will be my last one, i would rather buy 2 cheap Chinese phone,... bye sammy
....Just can't get my head around Samsung losing so many features for the sake of - what? Slippery, fingerprint prone, drop un-friendly glass.
The one thing I'm hoping for tomorrow is to eat my words and be wrong about these S6 rumors.
Common Samsung - prove us all wrong...
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2015Complete nonsense. Where to start? SD card can be used for mp3s and movies, so kitkat's limita... moreI agree 100% - common sense here folks
No SD / removable battery - good luck Samsung
what about charging your mobile wireless ?? It need some kind of pad or something.. They will make money out of it by hiking its price up..
I have been using Samsung Galaxy devices since the first Galaxy S arrived. I only skipped the S3 because I was too much in love with my S2 at that time. I own S5 now. Its a good phone has all the features and much much much more.. Mostly bloatware but still pretty nifty features.. I was never an iphone lover nor ever will be since it is not a device its more3 of a fashion accessory... altghough it is very good for the hardware that it hosts yet it has no value for money in my eyes... I have been waiting anxiously for S6 but I dont understand Samsung everyyear it takes out one flaw from there previous flagship and put two new ones in. They finally changed teh body for a more premium feel but took out water-proofing and no SD card. Now thats stupid... Other than that the Touchwiz UI is very good and smooth but is a massive RAM eater. We can live without a heart sensor on phone but dont take teh features which are defining the mobile industry evolution and enhancing the durability of the phone...THINK FROM CUSTOMER'S PERSPECTIVE SAMSUNG... YOU ARE NOT MAKING PHONES FOR SAMSUNG EMPLOYEES BUT FOR THE MASSES!
Reaper.s1000rr, 01 Mar 2015That restriction equals performance and security.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCln9_mgZJoPerformance? More like the iPhone has less features that I really use. I'm a Galaxy Note user since it came out 3 years ago. Nothing Apple came up, not even the iBend 6+, has split multi-function screen or a Wacom digitizer pen for productivity and more things to do.
Security? I buy my apps from Playstore, and Apple is not as 100% secure either.
stol, 01 Mar 2015I had the S2 and now I own the S4. I was thinking to buy the new S6 but since it looks like i... moreI don't own a Samsung because i thought they are not TECHNOLOGICALY (Not design wise) good enough (For the money). Now they are making are even more primitive technologically, Well good luck with that. Fashio-boys already have an Iphone.
I had the S2 and now I own the S4.
I was thinking to buy the new S6 but since it looks like it will not support sd card I will definitely will look for another phone.
No sd card = no phone
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2015If the phone battery life is good, it will compensate for it. As for the microSD card, mine wa... moreComplete nonsense. Where to start? SD card can be used for mp3s and movies, so kitkat's limitation is irrelevant, not to mention there are several workarounds (Some implemented by default by manufacturers).
Cloud? You gotta be kidding me. One has nothing to do with the other. Physical memory is for real-time usage, cloud is for backup.
Good battery life will compensate? Well first, it's impossible it will be good enough (Lasting a day with whatever usage. Can't happen, not with a 2500-2600mah battery). And even if it's good enough, for how long? An year later it will start deteriorating and it will no longer be enough. What about 2 years later? Why replacing a high-end device so soon? Do you replace your PC every ~2 years?
They can keep it if you can't replace battery or put in external SD card
Waited a year for this not worth it.
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2015This is sad news for Samsung fans if its true. SD slots and removable batteries have always... moreIf the phone battery life is good, it will compensate for it. As for the microSD card, mine was pretty useless in Kitkat cos it doesn't save there anymore so i had like over 50gb still free of it. I wouldn't mind if Samsung provide a 64gb model with the latest UFS storage as long as the price doesn't go ridiculously high.
Kyembe, 01 Mar 2015Obviously you use it for browsing and texting onlyWhich means he doesn't need a flagship anyway
Really Samsung, No replacable batteries nor MicroSD? Did Samsung forget their batteries are crap, and Lolipop is larger Android version+Apps are larger?
mem, 01 Mar 2015I used alot of phones that has memory card and i never put memory card in the phone. Obviously you use it for browsing and texting only
Nasser, 01 Mar 2015I am so sorry to hear that SAMSUNG will provide us with a device which is not supporting Micro... moreYea, HTC is bad too, but at least they have a unique feature like boomsound, while Samsung will be totally mediocre
I am so sorry to hear that SAMSUNG will provide us with a device which is not supporting Micro-SD for additional memory.This is unbelievable at all. I really feel so bad now, I dont care about the removable back-cover and water resistance that much, but for the micro-sd slot I do care and I think if this true after they show us the device, I will consider HTC or Sony. I hope Samsung will not put me down for the micro-sd additional memory.
I am positive and cant wait for the next hours to see the new Galaxy. But if it is not supporting Sd card, then yes I will change to HTC or Sony.
ljames13, 01 Mar 2015the generalization in this post is staggering.
but on another point, i couldn't care less ... moreWouldn't be surprised if they make the battery non-removable there too (For the sd slot yes, i'm sure they won't remove it yet).
Besides, it needs an improvement anyway. they still need to change their crappy speakers and they need even better batteries (If Lenovo and various small brands can put 4000-5000ma batteries in not so think phones, then Samsung definitely could to. The question is will they want to).
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2015This is sad news for Samsung fans if its true.
SD slots and removable batteries have always... morethe generalization in this post is staggering.
but on another point, i couldn't care less about the s line as long as the note line continues to be developed, supported, and updated.