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Exclusive: The Galaxy S7 will feature a USB Type-C port

It might not come as a surprise to some, but our sources have confirmed that the Galaxy S7 will come with a USB Type-C port instead of a standard microUSB port. USB Type-C has been making a lot of headlines this year, and for all the right reasons. A USB Type-C port uses a reversible cable so it can be plugged in to a device any which way, devices can be charged faster, and Type-C also enables faster data transfer than USB 3.0.

Fast charging is something Samsung has already taken good care of in its latest flagships, so that’s one benefit of a Type-C port that won’t be a highlight on the Galaxy S7. But the reversible cable itself is a good reason for manufacturers to be adopting USB Type-C (Google’s new Nexus phones have a Type-C port), and it’s nice to see the Korean giant will be taking the leap to the innovative USB technology as well.

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