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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual-SIM for Malaysia will not come with microSD slot


For the very first time for a Samsung flagship in Malaysia, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will be offered with dual-SIM support. Most die hard Samsung fans have been frowning upon the lack of a removable battery and expandable storage when the Galaxy S6 was launched earlier this year. This would not change for the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+, leaving users to rely on its built-in storage and cloud options should they need to store more.

A few days back, there had been rumours that the Galaxy Note 5 will be having a hybrid SIM tray slot, which allows you to plonk a microSD card into the 2nd SIM slot if the need arises. That lead turned out to be false, as the alleged proof was actually a Galaxy A8 which was recently launched here at RM1,888.

As written on the official spec sheet, the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ will not come with microSD expansion. If you’re not convinced, a dual-SIM Galaxy Note 5 in Taiwan had its SIM tray slot shown off and it only fits 2 nano-SIM cards. This is the same model that has been certified in our Malaysian SIRIM database carrying the model number SM-N9208.

Let’s face it, the microSD slot is slowly disappearing from flagship smart phones these days. Performance is one of such reasons as there are different microSD standards and a slow card could hamper the overall user experience. This is more apparent as Samsung uses its high performance Universal Flash Storage and some alleged that unreliable external storage could hamper its overall performance. Samsung isn’t the only one singing the same tune as both Google and Xiaomi too have omitted microSD slots from their flagship device. If you’re dying for a microSD expansion, you’re left with just a handful including the HTC One M9+, Xperia Z3+, LG G4, OPPO R7 Plus and the Huawei P8.


Alexander Wong