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

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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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source: Tinhte.vn (translated)

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posted on 17 Jul 2016, 22:30 3

1. AgentZero (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Aug 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

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 22:34

2. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


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

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 22:49 21

4. AgentZero (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Aug 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

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 23:55 16

6. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2979; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:43 1

15. strawhat67 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 01:06 2

19. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 16:16

26. kenaldinho4444 (Posts: 66; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


Nothing is without compromise

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 10:24 1

24. j2001m (Posts: 3005; Member since: 28 Apr 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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:02 6

8. phichart (Posts: 312; Member since: 03 May 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...

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:23 1

13. AgentZero (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Aug 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 ..

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:07 3

9. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14522; Member since: 25 Sep 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!

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 10:02

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 !!

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 22:36

3. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 845; Member since: 02 Feb 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

posted on 17 Jul 2016, 22:51 1

5. AgentZero (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Aug 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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:01 8

7. tedkord (Posts: 14124; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:08 7

10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14522; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:09

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14522; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Off*....grrrr

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:18 4

12. tedkord (Posts: 14124; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:45

16. strawhat67 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Marketing

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 09:49 1

22. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Or can we...? (Inb4 NSA

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:26 1

14. AgentZero (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Aug 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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:46 1

17. jasrockett (Posts: 104; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 07:31

21. maxha97 (Posts: 96; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


It's usb 3.1

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 00:52 3

18. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 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.

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 19:33

27. jasrockett (Posts: 104; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Thanks MrElectrifyer
Good info

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 02:39

20. Fonedoc (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Jul 2016)


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

posted on 18 Jul 2016, 11:14 1

25. tedkord (Posts: 14124; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


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

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