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Only Galaxy S20 Ultra may have SD card slot, 16GB RAM also expected

The Galaxy S20 Ultra will be the largest model in Samsung’s upcoming flagship lineup. It’s expected to feature a 6.9-inch Infinity-O display and will also offer the best specs of any model.

However, if a new dispatch from a Twitter leaker is to be believed, Samsung may have opted for the nuclear option to differentiate the Galaxy S20 Ultra from the lineup. It has been suggested that the Galaxy S20 Ultra may be the only model in the Galaxy S20 series to have a microSD card slot.

Galaxy S20 Ultra specs also include 16GB RAM and 5,000mAh battery

Samsung will definitely upset a lot of people if it decided to take away the microSD card slot on the more affordable Galaxy S20 models. People are still not over the headphone jack removal in recent flagships. Samsung also remembers how its fans reacted when the microSD slot was removed from the Galaxy S6 series. The reaction won’t be positive if this is done for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+.

Cameras have long been the primary differentiator and it’s already believed that Samsung’s highly anticipated 108MP camera will only be present on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. It’s also claimed that the primary camera will be paired with a 48MP camera with 10x optical zoom and a 12MP ultra-wide camera.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra may also be the first Samsung smartphone to feature a staggering 16GB of RAM. Its base model will offer 12GB and that’s really going to be enough for most people. There will be 128/256/512GB options for storage. Lastly, it’s claimed that the Galaxy S20 Ultra will have a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 45W super fast wired charging. No word as yet if it will ship with a 45W charger in the box. The possibility of all three Galaxy S20 models having eSIM support has been mentioned as well.

Just how much of this is actually true will only be known for certain once the Galaxy S20 lineup is officially unveiled on February 11 at Samsung’s Unpacked event. One thing’s for sure, though, Samsung’s going to take a lot of flak if it does indeed remove the microSD slot from all but one model.

How would you feel if this turned out to be true? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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deardevil
deardevil

i imagine the price of the ultra… probably 1600€

martindale
martindale

“…10x optical zoom…”
No. There will not be any optical zoom. These are only ever present in reviews and write-ups by sloppy journalists. No glass will move, no focal lengths will change, there will be no optical zoom.

london2tim
london2tim

why so many features on the S20 ultra and the S20+ a minor upgrade – not everyone wants a 6.9in phone – we should be offered with these specs on S20+ too

colliderz
colliderz

I just love how Samsung is doing exactly the same they used to mock other companies with. Removing all the useful features like ir blaster, headphone jack and now the memory card slot. Samsung is the most shameless company ever. I wish them to burn and rot like Nokia.

martindale
martindale

Why I have spent zero money on mobile phones for over four years. My Note 4 has IR blaster, headphone socket and memory card. I use them all. Why should I spend money to downgrade? And get a stupid bent screen! If Samsung wants my money then make something better than the Note 4 please.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Not surprised. Doesn’t the S10 5G not have an SD card slot? Or is it the standard Note10 that doesn’t?

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

Neither of the two have one, yes.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

If no SD card then the regular and s20+ should have 512 GB storage

JSH1973
JSH1973

16gb Ram, 1tb Storage (+1tb SD card) that totally crazy camera configuration and an s-pen, we only need to hope for a graphene battery then 🙂