Reports say: Galaxy S7 to have USB Type-C port

Reports say: Galaxy S7 to have USB Type-C port
So, this year, we are starting to see the first smartphones with USB Type-C roll out. What this means is that Android users will get reversible ports – a-la Apple Lightning – as well as faster data transfers. Currently, the phones that don the new ports are few and far between – the OnePlus 2, Xiaomi Mi 4i and Xiaomi Mi 4c, Google's new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and possibly some other not-so-well-known handsets. Well, it seems that next year may actually be Type-C's time to shine.

According to SamMobile — a site which is usually pretty on-point with its Samsung rumors — informed sources have said that the Galaxy S7 will have the new USB port. We're curious to see if the company will axe its fast charging tech in the name of a reversible cable, though. At least thus far, we haven't seen a USB Type-C handset emplying Qualcomm's Quickcharge. Otherwise – the benefits of Type-C certainly sounds like something Samsung fans would enjoy.

Are you sick of micro USB, or do you just not care about that whole deal with ports?

source: SamMobile



47. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

looks like a certain blackberry device i used to know (STORM)!!!!

46. rowlin

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Apple already has a laptop with type C, but who knows what they will do going forward, their phones are extremely slow charging so they will have to do something. HP has type C on their laptops that just came out, so I imagine virtually every PC from now on will have it.

39. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I wonder when other things: tablets, external drives, headsets, printers, cars, etc. will start using Type-C. Also, will Apple create a Type-CLightning cable? Or will they stick with the NON-REVERSIBLE Type-ALightning? I'd think they'd have to create a new cable.

35. rowlin

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Every phone with Android M will have type C, well possibly some low end ones might not, but it's definitely the new standard, it's twice as fast ast USB 3.0, and charges much faster.

34. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

looks like a tile scraper.

30. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

When I bought my S6 Edge in may, I got a wireless charger from Samsung for free. Never used the usb cable nor the fast charger with the S6 Edge ;-) The charger works with my S4/S5 and Nexus5 flawlessly also. For file transfer I use AirDroid.

28. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Screw type-c give rapid charging 3.0

27. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Until more of my devices switch to Type-C this is just gonna be a hassle of worrying if I have access to the right cable and carry a converter plug so I'm never caught out.

29. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

They will. Look at lumia 950, xl, Nexus 5x, 6p and oneplus 2. That's 5 phones with type c already. I think 2016 will be the year of type c and sd 820.

24. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

so what? taking what has been invented and making it even better -- it's called INNOVATION, dude. Just give it rest

22. mc0714

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I see PS4 design here

19. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

2300mAh and so what? Go have a clue about iPhones' batttery life. the latest TouchWiz lags? man, you're just a Sammy troll; more funcionalities means heavier UI, so it'll tend to run slower than an empty iOS with just apps on the screen! No other launcher is as productive as Samsung's UI, none!!!

45. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

more functions for people that may or may not use it. Also iOS is not devoid of functionality, like their handoff etc. This is all user preference and for about 90% of the people...that's all that matters, not to mention its still faster, and that's all that normal people care about.

18. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

chasin the fruit as always. the new macbooks incorporated this, so guess what?-- just like the new pink and titanium colors for the Note 5, mimicking the rose gold and space grey apple devices

40. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Oh man. You're a retard... You do know Intel originated USB, so then Apple is copying Intel in that case. What a stupid comment, almost a new record in retardedness.

17. middlehead

Posts: 486; Member since: May 12, 2014

The renders are pretty, but why bother posting anything that doesn't come from Samsung? All these third party and fan renders do is confuse people who skim articles.

33. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Renders are always more beautiful and premium than the actual phone. I bet, S7 will be lesser than this render

16. dandi

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

wow, coming with 2300mAh battery and laggy touch Wiz. lol..........

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

However, no 2016 flagship will be up to the S7. Sammy Android = A heck of a smartphone!!! nothing else matters

15. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I think 2016 there will be a lot better alternatives to samsung. this year was year of samsung part of reason is SD810 reputation. LG is also making one heck of phones now. next year most probably all OEM share same processors so difference will be less. Beside next year every flagship will have usb type c without a doubt cuz nexus 6P have it now but only game changer will be OEM which use usb 3.1 with type c connector.. also Looks attract once and I double samsung will create new design for smartphones next year..

26. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

LG G5 will steal lots of sammy customers...LG the only company that is on sammy caliber.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Only if they fix their ugly UI

32. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

They should copy some Chinese UI. Let's say MIUI

44. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would say 950 or 950xl...has fast charge, usb c 3.1, best camera from what we have seen. PC docking ability for continuum. Possible apk sideloading (already being done on preview builds through some steps, same thing as rooting if people want to complain). Also wireless charging too...removable battery, sd storage, dual antenna etc etc.

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Believing is seeing, man.

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Said that about Note 5. Believe it when I see it.

48. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Then don't believe the news on the radio

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

No, It shouldn't have had, dude.. it's called marketing gimmick.

9. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

The S6 should've had it, too...

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

yeah... and charge you 10 Benjamins as well.

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