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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1 year 6 months ago

What is WRONG with this tech Blogs?!?

USB C is a type of connector when USB 3.0 is a generation of USB (speed)

If a device has USB C type port it can still be a USB 2.0

Btw USB 3.0 is already 7 years old, not that 3.0 is slow but 3.1 is out now for 2 years and would be a better aim.

andres ross
1 year 6 months ago

This is a must have

andres ross
1 year 6 months ago

This will be a must have

1 year 6 months ago

I wonder how much faster will the C-type charge in comparison to usb 3?

1 year 6 months ago

It is most likely that the Note 6 will have it too

1 year 6 months ago

And for this, some other un-trendy and un-needed features will be sacrificed, let’s say … no more display, and sound, and battery … the phone can be supplied, can be hooked up to a display and loudspeakers over the new usb type c. So the innovation is really worth it!
*sarcasm alert*

1 year 6 months ago

what really surprised me is note 5 didn’t feature a usb type c port. that really sucks

1 year 6 months ago

They’re going to have to give up something more to accommodate this. They’ll probably downgrade to a 3.5″ screen or something silly, judging by current Samsunk trends.

1 year 6 months ago

If they can bring back the IR blaster and the microSD card thats a big step forward.

1 year 6 months ago

Where is the source? Can’t see a link for it

1 year 6 months ago

If you read the story, you would see that it was an “insider” that was the source. Not another story or blog. Kinda hard to link that.

1 year 6 months ago

Should we be surprised?
Almost all mid-range China phones include USB type C.
So again Sammy is few steps behind unfortunately…

dj palmis
1 year 6 months ago

Let me know when they bring back SD and removable battery…
Till that day, please, keep it in mind: I DO NOT WANT AN IPHONE.
If one day I’ll need an iPhone I’LL BUY IT!

1 year 6 months ago

You took the words right out of my mouth.

1 year 6 months ago

Another clue for Galaxy S7 might be non-removable battery. I’m fine with that as long as it has micro SD slot.

1 year 6 months ago

It better have Fast Charging

1 year 6 months ago

Not really a surprise. Waiting for exclusive features.

1 year 6 months ago

wow, what a “surprise”…..