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Rumor: Galaxy Note 10 may not have a microSD slot, either

As if all the conflicting reports on whether the Galaxy Note 10 will have a headphone jack or not weren’t enough, a new rumor is now complicating things even further. XDA Developers writer Max Weinbach took to Twitter to list out a few things he learned from one of his sources who apparently managed to play with the Note 10 and the Note 10 Pro, and one of the points on that list says that the regular Galaxy Note 10 has no microSD slot.

Expandable storage to become a ‘Pro’ feature?

Yes, you read that right: The non-Pro Galaxy Note 10 might not have expandable storage. According to Weinbach’s source, there’s no headphone jack on either the regular or Pro models. Samsung reportedly “added a fake headphone jack to the unit to trick people,” whatever that means, and the regular Note 10 also lacks a microSD slot. Now, it’s entirely possible that this information is based on prototype models that may not be the actual product that Samsung will put on retail shelves. It’s still an interesting reveal, however, especially the fact that it’s the cheaper Note 10 that will lack expandable storage.

The Galaxy Note 10 will be the first Note flagship with the small-bezels-with-punch-hole-display design that Samsung introduced with the Galaxy S10; is it possible the company ran out of space on the smaller model to accommodate a microSD slot? Leaked renders – which are “almost perfect” according to Weinbach – show the SIM card and microSD slot is now placed on the top right corner of the regular Note 10, right where the stylus also resides when not in use. Samsung can’t take away the S Pen from the Note lineup, so perhaps it’s the microSD slot that had to be sacrificed?

Samsung would be playing with fire if this is true

Of course, Samsung could have split up the SIM and card slots and placed them at different positions on the device, but if that’s not the case, the Korean giant is clearly taking a major risk. Removing not one but two basic features everyone takes for granted on Galaxy smartphones? It would be 2015 all over again, the year that saw Samsung releasing flagships with small non-removable batteries and no microSD slot.

Samsung provides a minimum of 128GB of storage on its flagship phones, so not being able to plop in a microSD card may not be a huge limitation. But when you combine that with the absence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack, it becomes a whole different ball game. That said, we’re not sure Samsung will actually go ahead with it, not if it wants meaningful sales numbers for the regular Note 10. Or, maybe it won’t really matter and most consumers will pick up the Pro model because of its larger display and battery capacity.

Thankfully, both the Note 10 and Note 10 Pro reportedly have USB Type-C versions of the AKG earphones in the box. It won’t make up for the inability to connect traditional wired headphones, but perhaps Samsung will give away free Galaxy Buds with pre-orders to sweeten the deal? We’ll just have to wait and see, although with the Note 10’s rumored release date fast approaching, it would be best to brace yourself for the worst if you don’t want to be disappointed when the device goes official.

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xhustler
xhustler

No headphone jack is a deal breaker. On many occasions, I travel to areas where network is so bad that getting even an Edge connections is considered a blessing.

In these scenarios, the FM radio app and wired headphones come to my aid.

RufoNN
RufoNN

Samsung phones sold in Azerbaijan is very expensive in Azerbaijan is very expensive in All Xiaomi why Samsung

fcaroll
fcaroll

They would have no excuses even if the note10 came with a 4.5 inches display

BorrowedTime
BorrowedTime

I have an S8+ and waiting to switch to Note 10. I was a huge supporter of MicroSD and Jack. But the last year I use the Marshall Mid Bluetooth so the jack isnt a concern. Plus if the phone has 256GB option I dont care about SD

IJAZ M
IJAZ M

If such rumors regarding No 3.5mm jack and No SD Card Slot come out to be true, I guess the Samsung’s design team for Note 10 is full of ex-Apple employees or has Samsung out sourced to Apple? Either way, Note 10 seems to be the first Note device I heavily dislike😓. I want my old Samsungvdesign team back who prefer centre aligned camera and all those traditional stuff others don’t offer.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Don’t be suckered in by stupid rumours my friend.

kingrohan
kingrohan

the headphone jack and the sd card is still the rumor, I agree.
But the vertical camera setup is what I am disliking the most.
I mean just imagine, some one looking at your phone and asking “Hey is that an iPhone ?”
That would be highly disrespectful to me.

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

I don’t care who copies whom. Personally, the stylus is the x factor. I would prefer a centered rear camera orientation like my Note 8 due to um quickly & accurately framing my photos & videos. But not really a deal-breaker to me. The SD card option is more necessary- though where else would I go if Sammy doesn’t offer this? Not touching Huawei because of Play Store & Android OS uncertainties. Probably LG (really liked my V20, then). Though- I may, may save for the 1tb/512 gb Note 11 but that’s months after launch because it’ll be $$$$ upon… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

The rumors have got to the level of gross stupidity guys. We need to get back to sensible news here and not repeat every rumor that someone who wants clicks comes up with. Do you know how many rumors about S8, Note8, S9, Note9, and S10 were completely and totally wrong? Just look back at all the old articles you guys have reported on. I think some editorial control is in order or Sammobile might become the “National Enquirer” of Samsung technology news. Nobody will believe anything. Next thing we will hear is that the S11 may have been designed… Read more »

HFL087
HFL087

Note10 got sd… seen it… I can’t stop laughing from this fake rumour

Biransahin
Biransahin

You’ve got that right. It’s become a comedy show of ridiculous rumours.

Biransahin
Biransahin

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 What will be the next rumour? It won’t have a screen? There’ll be no battery? WiFi will not be on the standard model? This is getting ridiculous guys.

vasilis78
vasilis78

If Note 10 cames with 256gb and galaxy buds for free I don’t mind. I have the Note 9 and never used micro SD or head phone jack. The future is wireless. I am ok even with no hole for charging with cable. Simplicity.

fcaroll
fcaroll

The future is to be able to choose, or at least it should be like that

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

SD Card slot is not necessary for me with 256 or 512 internal memory. I think ditching the slot good for performance. But 3.5 jack is must for me.

Anas108
Anas108

So that means, I can’t use my earphone while charging? Okay, gonna buy the Note9 then to upgrade my Note8

soulxeater1998
soulxeater1998

The note 9 seems like a better and better phone 🤔

Cliff822
Cliff822

Sure is. I probably wait till 2021 to upgrade my note 9 or atleast till it dies. Almost a year in and still fast enough for me.

locarno
locarno

Note 10 will be trash.

Why they put fake jack ?

“Or, maybe it won’t really matter and most consumers will pick up the Pro model because of its larger display and battery capacity.”

Then what’s the point of producing Note 10 cheaper model ?

bayfisher
bayfisher

Look on this site to see all other removed features.

locarno
locarno

They removed a lot. Jack, second front camera, microsd slot. What else ?

Gunter2
Gunter2

They haven’t actually removed anything yet, they’re all just rumors. Don’t you know the difference between fact and rumor? Actually, sorry. In your case I already know the answer.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Your brain? Oh no, someone beat them to it!

locarno
locarno

xDDD.

kingrohan
kingrohan

If the Note 10 Pro has an IR blaster, updated camera module , an sd card slot, and the REALLY IMPORTANT notification led then consider me sold.

Headphone jack is not all important to me because its been ages since I last used it.

djcbs
djcbs

It will not have a notification LED.

bayfisher
bayfisher

Rumors and leaks are full of holes as all the latest rumors says all features will be removed in every leak lately. Its something to pin people to sites and keep one on edge.
August 7th is reveal and all rumors are like the weather, changes daily.

bayfisher
bayfisher

Edit………Has ANYONE read outside the box here and see on this site all that’s going to be removed other than this? I have. If anymore is removed on it, it wont function.

djcbs
djcbs

Well, if Samsung’s plan is to make the Note 10 an absolute and colossal piece of sh*t, then removing the headphone jack and microSD expansion is definitely the way to go.

I really hope these rumours all turn out false. ’cause even with the all US-China thing, Huawei’s phones are looking more and more appealing than the Note 10 and possibly S11 if these stupid decisions materialise on the Note 10 and are forwarded to the S11.

kingrohan
kingrohan

True that.
As soon as I read the headline, i was like I am definitely not buying the note 10 and keeping my s10 plus.
I can do without the headphone jack because i dont use it all but sd card is THE most important thing for me, especially with all the 4k 60 fps recording these days.

Filling up internal storage does slow down the phone.

heisenberg001
heisenberg001

You guys like whining. Good luck using headphone jack and micro sd card in the highet end of the Huawei phone

djcbs
djcbs

High end Huawei phones have expandable storage. And the P30 has a headphone jack which was put BACK into the phone (the P20 didn’t have it). So…

heisenberg001
heisenberg001

P30 pro doesnt have headphone Jack and it expandable storage is proprietary which makes it more or less unusable hence the reason I said highest end

djcbs
djcbs

The Pro doesn’t have this year. Like the P20 didn’t have last year. Huawei put it BACK on the phone which means nothing prevents them from putting it on the P40 Pro next year. Huawei is putting things back while Samsung is going the other way.

As for the nanoSD being proprietary, yes, it is. But it exists. You can expand the storage. A proprietary solution is always better than no solution at all.