Poll results: you give the green light for USB-C port on the Note 7

Poll results: you give the green light for USB-C port on the Note 7
Samsung's Luddite period might be coming to an end with the Galaxy Note 7, as the upcoming phablet is rumored to be equipped with that elusive USB Type-C connector by numerous sources. That is why we asked you if you would be disappointed to see Samsung giving in to the trend, and outing its first major phone with a Type-C port this summer, with all the downsides and advantages that might follow. Well, it turned out that you are pretty nonplussed about it, as more than two thirds of our respondents are strongly in the USB-C camp, while 20% will take whatever port Samsung chooses for granted.

Samsung may be the last bastion of USB Type-C holdouts (some GoT material right here), as it created the flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge without the up-and-coming connector this spring, opting for the oldie but goldie microUSB port instead. There are plenty of reasons that was a wise move, as Type-C cables are nowhere near that cheap and ubiquitous as microUSB ones, so if you arrive in a hotel at the middle of the night, and remember you've forgotten to pack your charger - tough noogies, as there's a snowball's chance in hell that the concierge will carry a USB-C cable just yet.

Moreover, Samsung's fast wired and wireless charging make equipping its phones with the trendy connector somewhat redundant, as even now they have the fastest charging times of all flagships anyway. What's left is the speedier data transfer, but even for that there are limitations, so Samsung just didn't feel like producing a USB Type-C phone in the millions of units just yet.

Will you be disappointed if the Note 7 comes with a USB-C connector?

Yes, no practical need, now I have to always pack the cable
11.21%
No, that's the future, so Samsung should get with the times
67.92%
I don't care, will get used to whatever
20.87%

Related phones

Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

FEATURED VIDEO

5 Comments

1. Kismhet

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Here come the knights!

2. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Like our vote will make a difference.

4. MedLEB unregistered

Maybe, maybe not.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

To be fair, Samsung did bring back the microSD card slot after the backlash online

3. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sure Samsung has the fastest charging sure... LIAR so tired of iphonearena and samsungarena... http://www.phonearena.com/phones/benchmarks Samsung is at position 7 and there is at least 2 flagship before it. Freaking lying and i am based this on your own benchmark!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.