In previous versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note series, like the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung offered microSD support for memory expansion. However it seems that support for microSD could be ending with the Galaxy Note 5, according to a report from SamMobile. It should be pointed out that this is just speculation for now and nothing has been confirmed.
So how did this start? Well for starters with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Both phones do not support microSD which is something some users have taken issue with. However it was done in an effort to make the devices thinner, and also because Samsung has decided to go with UFS 2.0 technology which is apparently much faster than eMMC 5.0 memory technology used in most smartphones these days.
In fact tests conducted by various publications have found that UFS 2.0 when pitted against the fastest microSD cards took the lead, thus leading them to believe that with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which will be the company’s second flagship phone of 2015, Samsung might ditch microSD in favor of the faster storage technology.
However speed really isn’t an issue but rather the fact that users will be stuck with a certain amount of storage with no option of expanding it, at least not physically although they can opt for cloud storage services if memory is an issue. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but if the Galaxy Note 5 does not feature microSD support, would it matter to you?