Yeah, I've been reading about that lately. It's weird indeed, considering this is a gaming phone, expandable storage should be a standard. But to me, the only issue was the phone support in the US. The I7 seems to only support the same bands the W3D supported, which isn't much here in the US. It's really the only reason I sold the W3D. Aside from that, the device was great!
The W3D did have an issue with saving to the SD Card, so maybe Snail couldn't figure it out and just omitted the whole thing.