Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to employ a Type-C USB port



From Vietnam comes a video that suggests we will see a Type-C USB port on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. We had an idea that this was going to be the case when a listing on India's import-export website Zauba hinted that a new version of Sammy's Gear VR headset is on the way. Since the current Gear VR works with a micro USB port only, one reason to prep a new variant would be to make it compatible with the Type-C USB port found on a new Samsung device. And that would point to the Galaxy Note 7.

The video that we alluded to earlier shows three different charging cables. One is a Type-C USB cable for the Microsoft Lumia 950 (seen in black). The other two white cables are made by Samsung in Vietnam; while one features a micro USB connector, the other carries the Type-C plug. You might notice that the white Type-C USB cord has a plastic wrap around it that contains the N930 model number belonging to Samsung's eagerly awaited phablet.

With the Type-C port, users can transfer data faster, charge batteries quicker, and the plug is reversible. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be introduced during the next Unpacked event, which will be held in New York City on August 2nd.


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27 Comments

1. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

iris scanner and usb type c .. looks like the early leaks are being confirmed one after the other .. the 4000 mah battery and 6gb ram left

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

With TouchWiz, that 6gb of ram might be necessary unless Samsung does the whole aggressive ram management again.

4. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Nah i would've agreed if we were on the s4 times or even the s5 , but not now.. on phonebuff the s7 edge is the android speed test champion until the one plus 3 came out

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

hush... let him be, poor guy is still living in the past.

15. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

RAM Managment on One Plus 3 is amazing, but still not as good as iPhone 6s Plus with just 2gb of ram. I know iOS doesn't have true multitasking, but still it keeps all apps in background. I hope Samsung will improve their RAM Managment on Note 7. Now I have iPhone 6 and I'm satisfied, but I feel that technically Samsung is way ahead than Apple. iPhone 7 is gonna be big fail in part of design. iPhone 6S/7 looks like a dinosaur with huge bezels (even 100$ Chinese noname has better screen to body ratio) in compare with SGS7 Edge or Note 7. Apple needs to fire Johny Ive. I'm thinking about change iPhone 6 to Galaxy Note 7, or wait till iPhone 7s Plus, cuz iPhone 7 plus gonna be fail. It's sad, but Apple smartphones 1-2 years behind Samsung in design and specs

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Thanks for mentioning that. That was amazing speed from the OnePlus 3. Really wish the battery life was up there with the speed.

26. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Nothing is without compromise

24. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It had nothing to do with tw why there was aggressive ram management when the s6 1st came it, it was the smaller battery and the crap android 5 battery problems

8. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I love touchwiz on my galaxy note 4 note 5 and s7 edge.. I brought Nova and Apex Launchers two yeas ago but never used... Yes it's faster but I love touchwiz more...

13. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

i don't like launchers on my note 5 , some widgets are less dense and i can't pin quick notes to home screens ..

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Because the Note 5 has 4Gb. And the Notes before that, even less. You're such a trolling. The bet the Note can hold more apps in ram that any other phone. Because it actually has something to put in ram. What does your phones do? last I checked. Nothing!

23. PhoneFixer unregistered

For the first time revolutionary samsung migrates to USB TYPE - C nice .. but they should do it TRUE 3.1 speed (thunderbolt) not just crappy 1.0 version !!

3. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

6GB would be cool, as long as it actually keeps apps alive. We along need to get a phone in the mainstream that can go 3 days on one charge. I've owned a Droid Turbo, Note5, and currently iPhone 6S Plus and thus far with my usage the iPhone wins. But the best I've gotten is 50 hours. A 72-hour phone would be awesome

5. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

to me i want the latest and greatest ,that is what the note is all about .. if the latest is 32 GB of ram i want it ... just throw every feature and spec out there in this phone

7. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

USB-C I like. Re-adding the microsd card (and making it compatible with Samsung's new UFS cards), adding IP68 I really like. Six gb of ram? More ram never hurts, bring it. Bigger battery? Yes, please, though I'd still prefer removable. Iris scanner? If it works as good as Windows Hello, I can see it. But not if it doesn't. Curved edges? I'm going to have to see them, and try it. I didn't like the feel of the previous edge phones in hand. That's going to be a harder sell for me. It looks great, but feel is more important to me.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And if the Iris scanner doesn't work, we can turn it iff.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Off*....grrrr

12. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure, but it shouldn't be included if it doesn't work.

16. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Marketing

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Or can we...? (Inb4 NSA

14. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yep the note is shaping up to be the phone of the year no competition there, i think the iris scanner will be good and we can turn it off if its not , the images show that the curves are more subtle than the edge phones so i think this time they will be better

17. jasrockett

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Will it be USB 3.0 or 3.1? I'm guessing 3.0

21. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

It's usb 3.1

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"With the Type-C port, users can transfer data faster, charge batteries quicker, and the plug is reversible" First off, that's assuming they'll actually provide USB 3.0 or 3.1 speeds via the port instead of USB 2.0 like every other manufacturer that has jumped on the problematic Type C bandwagon. Second, the Galaxy S and Note line have already been charging faster than what the competition offered despite the competition having USB Type C port ( http://goo.gl/ZH3Xxv | http://goo.gl/Sqb9zF ), so, that's no exclusive benefit to USB Type C. Finally, there are reversible MicroUSB cables like this ( http://goo.gl/yulf7v ) if you so want the convenience of reversibility. Android offers nothing that makes exclusive use of USB Type C at the moment. The port literally just adds these unnecessary problems ( http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1SNt8FV ) due to it being in its infancy stage, and the required adapter makes MicroUSB OTG accessories like this ( http://goo.gl/0irvOl ) insecure and prone to snapping off. TLDR: At the moment, USB Type C is a pointless inconvenience and more of a downgrade in Android devices.

27. jasrockett

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Thanks MrElectrifyer Good info

20. Fonedoc

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 14, 2016

Only iris scanner appears to be gimmicky, hope we can turn it off, hope base version is 64gb, microsd cards always unpredictable!

25. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If it works as well as Windows Hello, there's nothing gimmicky about it.

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