Listing for screen saver reveals a Type-C USB port for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Listing for screen saver reveals a Type-C USB port for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
An image from accessory manufacturer Olixar apparently provides the answer to the question of which port will be used by owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. A website that sells smartphone accessories includes an image of an Olixar tempered glass screen saver for the 5.7-inch or 6-inch screen that Sammy's new phablet will sport. The image of the screen saver doesn't exactly match with the leaked press renders of the Galaxy Note 7 tweeted by Evan Blass.

Olixar's image shows more sensors on top of the phone than Blass' leaked images have, and only one side of the phablet's screen is curved. Both sides of the Galaxy Note 7 feature the curved-edge glass on the images leaked by the tipster once known by his Twitter handle of @evleaks.

One piece of new information that we might be able to take away from the screen saver's listing is that the phablet will sport a Type-C USB port. That is, if we want to believe that the illustration is correct. Since the Gear VR won't work with this port, we could see Samsung introduce a version of its VR headset that will work with the Type-C USB opening. On one hand, it would seem unusual that in a world just discovering VR, Samsung would prevent its hot new phone from working with its VR headset. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note series has always been about  offering the latest specs and that would include the Type-C USB port.

We should find out for sure on August 2nd, when the Galaxy Note 7 is unveiled in New York.

source: MobileFun via SamMobile

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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Didn't Samsung fans talk trash about the TYPE C on the Nexus 6P? I wonder what they will say now. I honestly dont see a reason to upgrade a note 5 or iphone 6s plus or any phone this year. I will stick with my Nexus 6p and my iPhone 6s plus.

2. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I don't think anyone can say trash about type C. It's not a big deal, but it's nice to have. There is no downside to type-C. Its simply a better technology. Nexus 6P had a terrible implementation of it though, supporting only USB 2.0 bandwidth. I haven't seen even one proper implementation of type-C on smartphones yet. They need to support USB PD for fast charging(not QC quick charge since that's against specification of type C) and needs to support USB 3.0/3.1 speeds. No phone does both.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Since the Note 3 & S5 had USB 3, I can imagine the Note 3 would have USB 3 if not 3.1

10. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Note 3 has USB 3.0. It's suppose to be 5Mbps, compared to the USB 2.0's 480kbps. Type C is suppose to be 10mbps. Honestly those speed have never happened while transferring files from SSD to SSD. Although files transfers are twice more faster than 2.0.

13. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sorry, my bad. USB 2.0 is 480MBPS; USB 3.0 is 5GBPS; and 3.1 is 10GBPS.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That is in bits not bytes USB 2.0 is 480Mbps(60MBps); USB 3.0 is 5Gbps(0.625GBps); and 3.1 is 10Gbps(1.25GBps) The Note 3 had eMMC 5.0 storage, hence didn't really exceed the USB 2.0 speed Phones with UFS 2.0 should be able to exceed USB 2.0 speed And possibly even USB 3.0 speeds (UFS 2.0 can scale to 1.2GBps, but I dont think we've seen that just yet)

22. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

1.2GBps is still theoretical, just as assuming most of the phones these days supports micro SD upto 2TB, but we will not reach that size anytime soon.

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I dont think it will be that far away Samsung already announced a 256GB UFS 2.0 capable of 850 MB/s (probably going to be used in the Note 7) IMO phones in 2017 should be able to reach 1.2GBps or very close to it

23. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

All phones currently with UFS 2.0 have single channel memory wich is only half of the 1.2GBps. The Note 7 is supposedly utilizing dual channel memory.

24. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Memory channel has nothing to do with this, we have had dual channel RAM in phones for ages. The UFS 2.0 speed restriction right now is due to the memory controller. The faster the transfer speed the more voltage needed and more heat produced. This can be seen from PC pcie SSD(s), Samsung 950pro can reach 100 degree Celsius under constant read write because it is made so small, on the other hand, Intel 750 which is a full blown pcie card SSD reaches just about 50degrees, size matters when you have insane speeds.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

He means HS Gear 3 lanes (600MBps per a lane) Current UFS 2.0 storage ues 1x HS Gear 3 lane Upcoming UFS 2.0 storage will use 2x HS Gear 3 lanes True, we do need better memory controllers, especially for those desktop pcie nvme SSDs Another big limiting factor for phones is NAND quality and size I hope OEMs start using better quality NAND and use higher base sizes

12. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

And fast charging degrades the battery faster.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Most fast charging degrades the battery faster But Dash/VOOC fast charging doesn't degrades the battery faster Since it increases the current instead of the voltage, the charger gets hot instead of the phone I hope the next version of USB-PD supports increasing the current as well

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7190; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

LG G5 supports USB 3.0 speed. Even LG's 360 VR headset confirms this. It also supports quick charging.

28. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Read my comment properly. G5 does not support USB power delivery for quick charging. It uses qualcomm quick charging, which goes against the specifications of type C and is dangerous. Even HTC 10 supports USB 3.1. But it has the same issue. Nexus 6P and oneplus three go the opposite way of using USB PD but they don't offer USB 3.0 speeds. My point still stands. There is no phone yet with proper type C implementation. Samsung might do it.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I didn't see anyone talking crap about type c. I know I didn't.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

because you didn't see that article in which they trash-talked it

4. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I think the Note 7 will be the first phone to implement USB type C 3.0/3.1. Yes correct, Note3/S5 was the first phone with micro USB 3.0

7. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

USB 3.1? No way. USB 3.0? Yes, they is a chance. 3.1 will bring no benefit to the transfer speed as 3.0 is already has more than twice the bandwidth compared to the read and write speed of the internal storage.

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes but it will be the 1st phone with the new ufs speeds being used

6. amitpanchal2009

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 16, 2012

htc 10 has usb type c v3.1

8. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

No it doesn't, it mentions USB type c but does not mention v3.1 anywhere, stop making things up.

11. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

USB 3.1 IS USB Type 3.

15. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

WTF told you that? USB type C is the design of the cable head, while v3.1 is the revision or also could be referred to the transfer speed. So it's 2 different thing. USB type C can also be a thunderbolt protocol, which is way faster than v3.1, it can also be v2.0 which was used in nexus 6p.

17. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Wow, you must've been sending your response to #11 as I was composing mine. +1

16. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Type A is the classic rectangular connector, Type B is the more square one usually found on printers and such, and Type C is the new one. Where as USB versions 1.0, 2.0,or 3.0 and so on are mostly differentiated with regards to the transfer rate they allow. In short there is no "Type 3" as you mentioned and if so please show us where you got this info.

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Even if it's got that, it's not got ufs and not got the even supper faster ufs that the note 7 will support so having USB 3.1 is not going to help, the s6 and s7 will transfer files faster

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