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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gbachild
1 year 9 months ago
gbachild

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 9 months ago
andres ross

This is a must have

andres ross
1 year 9 months ago
andres ross

This will be a must have

TodesUrteil82
1 year 9 months ago
TodesUrteil82

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

Goodamus
1 year 9 months ago
Goodamus

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

warlockba
1 year 9 months ago
warlockba

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*

bkydcmpr
1 year 9 months ago
bkydcmpr

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

ThaiM
1 year 9 months ago
ThaiM

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.

sociologist
1 year 9 months ago
sociologist

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

1 year 9 months ago
Azar1998

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

eHoolie
1 year 9 months ago
eHoolie

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.

masterross
1 year 9 months ago
masterross

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 9 months ago
dj palmis

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!

Sizzleboom
1 year 9 months ago
Sizzleboom

You took the words right out of my mouth.

s2insider
1 year 9 months ago
s2insider

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

ProdByEchelon
1 year 9 months ago
ProdByEchelon

It better have Fast Charging

manojmcn
1 year 9 months ago
manojmcn

Not really a surprise. Waiting for exclusive features.

ionutdicu
1 year 9 months ago
ionutdicu

wow, what a “surprise”…..

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