Will it bother you if the Galaxy S7 doesn't have USB Type-C port?

Will it bother you if the Galaxy S7 doesn't have USB Type-C port?
The latest on the Galaxy S7 infers that Samsung won't be going with the trendy USB Type-C for the handset, in a year when it was expected that the current side-conscious microUSB connector will be gradually phased out for the side-agnostic one. Many phones to be released in 2016 were initially rumored to adopt the faster USB Type-C tech which allows quicker file transfers, and the ability to plug the connector at any side, just like with Apple's Lightning port.

The thing is, however, that you need to lug a dedicated cable with you to charge the phone, instead of using the widespread microUSB one that you can find everywhere. Moreover, just the fact that your phone has USB Type-C connector doesn't mean that it will charge faster and transfer files at the speed of light, as we've explained here

Still, while you might think USB Type-C to be a no-brainer for a high-end phone in 2016, be it only for the side-agnostic plug, Samsung might not think so, and it will eventually be equipping the Galaxy S7 with a good ol' microUSB port. That's why we wanted to ask you if it will be an issue for you if the Galaxy S7 lands without an USB Type-C connector.

Will it bother you if the Galaxy S7 ships without a USB Type-C connector?

Yes
51.34%
No
48.66%

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67 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Frankly, it doesn't matter what this poll results are. Because majority of readers of online tech magazines are familiar with technological advances. The ordinary customers who drives the majority sales doesn't even realize the port difference until Samsung or Apple ships a device with a change.

14. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

You're being generous as to what the ordinary consumer realizes. I'd suggest watching the latest X-Files episode: Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster for a laugh.

38. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Yeah, that episode rocks...

22. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Fast charge over wireless charging. File transfer over wireless transport (NFC/Bluetooth/WiFi Direct) No more cables. ;)

30. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Fast charge over wireless charging? Does wireless need a wireless charging pad or wireless charging come from wiif in the air ?

50. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

They have a faster wireless charging compatible with Note 5 over charging pad

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

it does matter because if you want to transfer 50 gig or more from phones to computers you need it and if they want a faster charge. also this is a small thing that samsung would do to keep up with times. now that you can put 200gig or more on a phone you need it transfer as fast as possible and if using phone to connect to other things.

51. Unordinary unregistered

Most polls on PA are flawed and hilariously inaccurate.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

I'm not yet sold on type C connectors for phones yet. You need to carry them everywhere since no one has them and the 100W charging speed and USB 3.1 are not that useful for phones(unless they all start using SSDs). This is like the chicken and egg problem. type C won't get popular and have a lot of accessories until manufacturers start using it, and manufacturers will be reluctant to use until it's popular enough. Type C is the future. The question is: is it the present?

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You should do philosophical vids on youtube ;P

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

In addition, when you have Type-C connectors fragging Chromebook Pixels, the cable landscape is still the Wild West for Type-C. Yes, caveat emptor applies, but OEMs don't need the bad press associated with phones getting cooked by cables.

16. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

35. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yeah, I read it. Scary stuff, to say the least. I would never buy off-brand cables, anyway, but I have friends and family who skimp on stuff like accessories.

43. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's why Samsung will not make it so there customer will be at risk, they keep out of it for 1 more year and let lg customers damage there phones

24. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Only problem I see with type C is ubiquity. Hard to find everywhere. Else its convient to have it and you won't realize until you have it for a while. It's just same like wireless charging. For a lot of people its deal breaking if there phone don't have it but I never used it and I think it's not very useful. If Samsung won't do it. It won't be present. But if Samsung, LG, HTC and Huwaei do it then it will be everywhere. Beside if I am not mistaken S6 have very fast internal storage. It would be awesome to have USB 3.1. It's really slow transferring content to Android using cables even airdop on iPhone is way faster.

32. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Most phone ship with usb type c to a cable. Cables are easy to find too, on amazon or newegg.

55. AlikMalix unregistered

Tyron, when Apple switched to lighning there was all the commotion about adoption and w/e. But form all the people I know - no one even bothered to by a converter or anything. The charger was such a huge improvement to ever manything on the market that if anyone had an issue it was overwhelmed by the features of lighning. It was a nonissue in couple of months. The only ones keep complaining are the ones that don't own iDevices (Apple-hater bandwagon).

61. curiousDillan

Posts: 46; Member since: May 26, 2015

Well said!

65. Gadgetex

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Some manufacturers make good Type C cables and others do not. You just need to search for the manufacturers that do make these good Type C cables

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Type C is the future but I hate that I have some issues transferring music, videos and pictures to my Nexus 6p. I hope it does come with it, once a big company like Samsung adopts something new it catches on faster. I hope the G5 also gets it.

28. TyrionLannister unregistered

I guess that has to do with the MTP, not the cable.

33. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

That because the sd card does not have light write speed, and most phones released before January 2016 come with usb type c at usb 2.0 speed. The only phone has usb type c at usb 3.1 speed it lumina 950/050 xl.

4. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Have a type C port on my phone and I didn't really notice a huge difference in niether charging speed or transfer rates. The reversible connector is pretty neat though!

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

If you have a One Plus 2, you won't because it is Type-C, but only USB 2.1. If you have a 6P, you should notice it.

34. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

That because the sd card does not have light write speed, and most phones released before January 2016 come with usb type c at usb 2.0 speed. The only phone has usb type c at usb 3.1 speed it lumina 950/050 xl. I have a usb 3.1 add on card. when I plug usb type c to c cable, it does not charge. I tried to plug type c to a cable on usb 3.0 port, it does charge fast. This is strange.

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I will consider it bcoz it is going to be a norm in future

6. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

I think it would be nice for those people interested in the Gear VR to keep it as the microUSB. I'm guessing Samsung will start implementing the Type-C in 2017, though.

36. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That's actually a really good point. If I buy another Samsung, a Gear VR is a must, and Type-C would complicate that.

7. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Type C usb ain't worth a penny yet since there is no uniform standard in use with the OEM's Beside that, I never use the micro-usb port on my phone and haven't used it since the Galaxy S3 ;-) My S6 edge, S5, Ss4 and Nexus 5 are always charged wireless and files are transferred to and from the phone trough Airdroid:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdroid Then there is no phone on the market yet that supports the official usb3 standard (speed) and only support usb2 at max.

17. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

What about Note 3 and S5?

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