Although no many people find expandable storage of any use, a lot of people prefer to have a MicroSD card slot on a phone. Unfortunately, a lot of phones nowadays don't use this extra storage space. These manufacturers choose not to include the MicroSD card slot merely because it takes up precious space that could be filled by more important components.
Xiaomi though might have a different approach for this. Every smartphone uses a SIM card slot for the SIM, so why not have a SIM card that is also a microSD card. This will save the extra spaced needed for a microSD card slot taking up on your phone.
A patent found by IT Home shows how Xiaomi is working on the revolutionary storage technology that may end up the need for separate slots altogether. The card would have the usual SIM technology on one side and then storage technology on the other side. This would, of course, require a specialized SIM tray that can read both ends. The only drawback here is that only Xiamoi phones could use this kind of technology. As this technology is patent by the company.
It may seem like a brilliant idea but it might be too late. Since eSIM technology is going to be a more popular form of technology in smartphones, and there might not be even a space for a physical SIM tray the card in the upcoming few years. However, between now and then Xiamoi could entice people looking for expandable storage to buy its products.
Samsung had introduced the world to its first set of dual cameras with the Galaxy Note 8 just a few days ago and now the OEM is getting ready to do something similar in the mid-range segment as well. As per a report by Thai Mobile Center, the Galaxy J7+ will be Samsung's dual camera powered handset in the mid-range price segment in select countries. Of course, we can expect the dual camera setup to be much watered down than what we are seeing on the Galaxy Note 8 for obvious reasons. The Galaxy J7+ itself will likely be a more powerful version of the current gen Galaxy J7 (2017). If you are interested about the specs, just take a look below to know what the rumors are predicting at the moment.
5.5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display
4GB of RAM
32GB internal storage with expandable memory card slot
13-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/1.9) rear camera
16-megampixel front camera
3,000mAh non-removable battery
Color options: Black, gold and pink
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
NVIDIA has kept its promise and the Wi-Fi-only version of the SHIELD Tablet has already been updated with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Fortunately, its LTE-enabled sibling won't stay far behind in terms of software, as it is also receiving the freshest variation of the confectionery mobile platform too.
Apart from getting all the bells and whistles that Lollipop is known for, i.e. the ART runtime, Material Design, the battery-friendly Project Volta, etc. Apart from treating its LTE gaming slate to Android 5.0, NVIDIA has also added a little something something from itself the new NVIDIA Dabbler app, for example, is a powerful graphics-editing app, which comes with layer support, custom stensils, and various effects.
The update is rolling out over-the-air just reach and grab it from your gaming tablet's Settings menu. If you don't own a SHIELD Tablet, on the other hand, you can get one as a part of NVIDIA's Black Friday bundle deal.