New Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge images corroborate microUSB port, no USB Type-C


The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (along with the new S7) will go official in just two days, but it is hardly any secret: the S7 Edge is the larger of the two new members of the Galaxy S family, as it has a 5.5-inch curved display, while the regular S7 features a 5.1-inch flat screen.

While pretty much all details were known, there were still some doubts whether the new S7 and S7 Edge will feature a USB Type-C port, the new reversible port for syncing and charging, or an old microUSB port. This latest image of the Galaxy S7 Edge - sadly - corroborates rumors that it will be a microUSB port again, rather than USB Type-C.

And while that's by no means a huge deal, it is still disappointing for those hoping to have the more contemporary USB Type-C standard. Not only would it be easier to plug in the phone to charge with a reversible connector, but USB Type-C is also the standard of the future with support for rapid charging and takes very little space on a circuit board. Learn all about USB Type-C here.

As to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung will unwrap them on Sunday, February 21st. They are expected to run on the Snapdragon 820 system chip, feature a brand new, 12-megapixel Britcell camera with huge improvements in low-light shots, and allegedly will feature a 3,000mAh | 3,600mAh battery (for the S7 and S7 Edge, respectively).


source: @stagueve

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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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44 Comments

43. Marienx

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I currently own a Nexus 6p and I will never go back to micro USB... Super fast charging and the ability to just insert it from any side.

42. talon95

Posts: 1015; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Sad. Maybe the Note 6 will get it all. I'll save a Jump On Demand for it. Then again, with 3 per year I can pretty much get everything new that comes out anyways.

41. Marienx

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I currently own a Nexus 6p and I will never go back to micro USB... Super fast charging and the ability to just insert it from any side.

38. MKeditor

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

When can we see the top? I want to know if Sammy kept the IR blaster.

31. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

usb c isn't ready for prime time ~third party cables are killing phones ~ you can find a regular usb anywhere if you need a charge ~ usb c isn't really sold in retail stores ~ the cables charges faster then a regular usb cable, however it is still slower then fast charge

28. AZNHA unregistered

i don't care about that as long as it can charge with wire and adapter and can connect to computer

24. Theonick

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

YES ! i would have loved if it had USB C, it's new tech, but am i devastated? NO. Current Fast Charging is enough and i'm sure it will be improved on for the S7, i won't make a big deal out of nothing, i'll at-least have another year from my existing USB cables. my issues with the S6 wasn't the USB port or charging speed, it was battery life and the lack of expandable storage > FIXED.

23. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​oooo

20. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Hey guys, something smells fishi there... IF we can believe in the last couple of leaks, then on the edge variant there will be a dual curved back, as well as a dual curved screen. So where is the curved back here? And I don't think, that this is a regular S7, because of the speaker and headphone jack placement. It looks exactly like an S6 Edge... (with the flat back)

16. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

If I'm forced to I'd go for my first Type-C device but I'd really prefer not until I start finding laptops, tablets etc. Because if the phone has Type-C I'd have to have a new cable or adapter in every room and place I do or might charge the phone and that's just too much hassle for what is essentially just a different shaped plug at the moment until accessories start to really take off.

15. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Cost cutting >:( I want high transfer speeds and reversible connector noooooow

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

My s6 edge transfer faster than my 6p, what are you on about they all using USB 2.0 and they do not charge as fast, no joke and the cable are crap http://www.androidcentral.com/usb-c-problem-isnt-going-away-anytime-soon?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=ac Type c is just a port, any USB stranded can be used

46. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

USB Type C 3.1 exists though! Grrrrrr.

13. albano71983

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

It doesn't matter if the S7, S7 Edge don't have Type-C charger. Not yet popular and this year but sure in the next 2 to 3 years and most of Android, Windows, BB will implement the Type-C. Too many things to adjust and at the moment, and we don't want to carry/bring many USB in our pocket, bag. And of course our Powerbank battery don't have Type-C so another adjustment again.

4. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

Ehh, not a deal breaker. That's actually a smart move. Most casual customers don't know what USB type C is and would probably return the phone if their current cables don't fit.

48. Saroku

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Its only a smart move for those who don't want progress and not any risk. If everyone would think that way we wouldn't even have USB at the first place.

52. BkingT22

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Bro USB - C cables are not even ready for prime time the cheap ones will damage your devices. have a read on android central about usb c cables ... cant post the link yet i'm for USB C all the way but its not ready and even if manufacturers put the port it supports USB 2.0 spec over the 3.1 port except for the lumia 950 line that actually supports USB 3.1 and the C port. give it time also who is selling USB C flash drives at this point enlighten me ?

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That's good. There's really no major benefit to USB type C on SmartPhones at this moment. For the most part, it just breaks compatibility with the wide range of OTG devices, requiring some bulky adapter for most of them...

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Bulky?https://content.oneplus.net/skin/frontend/oneplus2015/default/images/products/oneplus2-usb-typec-port/usb-typec-2.jpg You just cannot admit that Sammy did something wrong, USB C is becoming a standard and every phone should have it this year

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That adapter alone is the equivalent size of my OTG/USB 2-in-1 MicroSD adapter: http://www.dx.com/p/kingmax-kotgr-02-multi-functional-micro-sd-card-reader-otg-to-usb-reader-black-329494 Having to add that to the end of my adapter makes it twice the length, less portable and more insecure, so, yes bulky. There's 0 benefit besides reversible that USB Type C currently brings to SmartPhones. The latest isn't always the greatest. Only see Windows Phones making use of it in Continuum, nothing like that exists on Android yet.

35. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

100% true and they all using USB 2.0 anyways and there are so many lead problems, this will do more damage to lg G5 http://www.androidcentral.com/usb-c-problem-isnt-going-away-anytime-soon?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=ac

45. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very good finding! Compliance testing for products conforming to the USB Type-C™ Cable and Connector Specification are currently under development. That just adds to the inconvenience of not being able to use any USB Type C cable you come across, all in the fear of your device being damaged as you charge it. We've already seen all the headlines regarding that with the Nexus 6P. MicroUSB never had this problem (thanks to it's power transfer limitations), and it would take a while before you can conveniently shop for any USB Type C cable based on price alone, or use your friend's cable based on the connector alone. That's a whole lot of inconvenience and compatibility breaking, all for the sake of being reversible...thanks but no thanks.

40. BkingT22

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

agreed MS uses the USB 3.1 with type c connector for a reason for Continuum and high speed data transfers / charging. Android wont have use for the the port yet 1. 2) most laptops don't have USB type C unless u count the dell XPS asus zenboon UX 501 vw and other expensive gaming notebooks / high end notebooks and PC's that give you thunderbolt 3. Cheaper mainstream notebooks will not support the port for at least 2 to 4 years ... and it will break compatibility with the Gear VR which is still usb 2.0 ... it may come out on the note 6 line as the note does not have accessories that will break compatibility. BTW USB-C cables are expensive especially the good ones people need to chill ... its just a phone ...

47. Saroku

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Micro USB prevents compability for USB C devices like USB C flash drives. You can't use an adapter to connect USB C devices to USB A or B, only the other way arround. And I don't want to use some bulky adapter for USB A drives, I just want to connect it with the usb c port. You are just living the moment. If everyone would think that way we wouldn't even have USB at the first place because no one would want to use adapters for their old mouses and keyboards to use them in usb ports.

49. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Maybe when the benefits outweigh the cons, then I'd want it. At the moment, it's nowhere near that: http://www.androidcentral.com/usb-c-problem-isnt-going-away-anytime-soon?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=ac

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

great :D

5. Biernot unregistered

Why ? Because Spiders from Mars ?

1. Biernot unregistered

whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy​yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ?

7. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

No benefit as of now. Also extra work for Gear VR. All in all, nothing gained by taking more work to add the USB-C. Fast Wireless charging and fast wired charging using microUSB should be enough.

10. Biernot unregistered

i use my next phone for the next 2 years, and my new notebook will have that port. And i pay alot of money , so i want the newest tech.

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