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List of hardware features removed from Samsung Galaxy devices

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This page lists and documents hardware feature removals from Samsung Galaxy devices.

It is not limited to feature removals, but also includes adverse changes and restrictions.

Galaxy Note series[edit]

Feature Explanation and notes
Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005)
FM radio Required conected headphones on prior devices.
Addition of eFuse Irreversibly disables device features as soon as the bootloader is unlocked once.
Galaxy Note 4 (SM-G910F)
Self-capacitive touch screen layer[1] Formerly used for Air View
Temperature sensor (thermometer)
Humidity sensor (hygrometer)
USB 3.0 port
Galaxy Note 5
Replaceable battery
Reduction of battery capacity Reduced from 3220 mAh (11.9 Wh) to 3000 mAh (11.1 Wh).
MicroSD card reader Added back on the Galaxy Note 7.
Ultraviolet sensor
MHL (mobile high-definition link)

Galaxy S series[edit]

Feature Explanation and notes
Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100)
Centered camera design Restricted ability to hold the phone horizontally without accidentially covering the camera lens. Undone on Galaxy S20.
Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300)
Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505)
FM radio
Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F)
Temperature sensor (thermometer)
Humidity sensor (hygrometer)
Galaxy S6
Replaceable battery
Reduction of battery capacity Reduced from 2800 mAh (10.3 Wh) to 2550 mAh (9.4 Wh) / 2600 mAh (9.6 Wh) on Edge variant.
MicroSD card reader Added back on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Water resistance Added back on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
MHL (mobile high-definition link)
Samsung Air View

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