Does Samsung’s Galaxy S21 sound the death knell for Android phones with microSD?

A person holding a tray containing a Sandisk Ultra microSD

Time was, you could peel off the back cover of your phone and easily swap in a fresh new battery and microSD card. Beyond feeling like a double agent in a spy flick, this extra flexibility gave Android phone fans some welcome ammunition to laud over their Apple rivals. Things though, have changed.

Phones today are slimmer, sleeker and more powerful than ever, but we’re also losing more and more features as the years go by. Replaceable batteries are a distant memory, and even the mighty, seemingly immortal headphone jack is all but extinct from modern flagships.