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Replying to:  The end of expandable memory? by Pandemic187   Feb 22, 2013, 3:19 PM

Re: The end of expandable memory?

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Mar 6, 2013, 11:23 AM

It's really only an issue with high-end phones, where there's intense pressure on the design side. High-end phones are expected to have a sleek, simple design with a unibody design. Slots clutter up the design. Removable back covers add some bulk and affect build quality compared to unibody. Plus at the higher price points, it's possible to include 64 GB.

On lower-end phones, it's easy to include memory card slots. The design pressure is less. Plus they're more likely to put only 4 or 8 GB inside to keep costs down, which makes a slot for expansion more necessary.

Another factor is that people are keeping more in the cloud. Thats helping reducing the need for local storage memory , and thus for card slots.

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