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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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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67 Comments

67. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks in new a short video One thing assures is that there will be no USB Type-C in the new handset

66. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I dont think Samsung to use USB-C until next year.

63. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 171; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

I'm fine with current USB port.

62. Joaopedromartins

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 04, 2016

I know my comment has nothi g to do with the news but I just didnt understand this so called Britecell? How will a camera read a green light if there is no green filter on the sensor... Instead they inserted white filters on the place of the green ones .. Could someone explain me how does this sensor works on capturing the greens of an image I've watched the video fron "Btekt" And what i know from how does a sensor works Its impossible to detect with the camera a green light fron the environment... :(

60. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no problem.. I almost never use cable after all (wireless charging + wifi for file transfer) and even without USB-C, fast charging still possible, and USB 3.0 speed also isnt that bad (just how often you need to transfer large file? :-/ ) btw, there's still lots of story about bad/non-standard/destructive USB-C cable, so its better to just avoid USB-C for now

59. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I hope it has it because I have a 5X. Then it will become more popular and widespread.

58. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Could care less

57. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

It's a flagship device; and as such, should have the latest technology. Even if it's just the USB connection. Being able to connect in either orientation is a great, convenient innovation.

54. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It would render their current VR headsets useless..as well as their current wireless chargers...I don't think they will use it...in the Note 6 maybe

64. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

That's a plus for Samsung as then they can sell another and blame it on following new standards.

53. stardomains

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

I would be quite disappointed. By the way Quick Charge is compatible with USB-C.

52. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

To me, it doesn't matter if the S7 or the G5 come with USB C or not. Currently, I don't have any computers that have a USB 3 port, so I won't see a whole lot of difference when transferring files. And for me, the speed at which the Note 5 charges through it's quick charge is plenty fast enough (heck, the 2hrs it takes for my G3 to charge is ok for me).

47. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Accessories companies members of Made for Samsung program will handle those connector problems. All Samsung need to do are the fast charging system and file tranfers speed. This is win win solution between Samsung and its partners.

46. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

to a degree because i want the best, however with the fast charging abilities i don't care to much.

42. milos

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So all the 2016 phones are going to have USB-C fast and reversable connector that came out in 2015 except Samsung flagship ??? give me a break. there is no inconvenience with USB-C only benefits. samsung isn't that crazy to repeat USB2 again after having USB3 on S5!

45. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

List of inconveniences 1:Samsung will need to make a new VR AGAIN 2:it's easy to buy a crap lead that does damage to your phone or pc if your phone as fast charge, big problem as the 1plus2 even comes with a problem lead, that how bad it is (the phone comes without fast charge so they did not note the problem) 3:no leads at work, so in most cases 2nd will happen at work and you be out of a job 4:all power packs will not work that Samsung sells so will need to offer more 5:customers having no idea what the port is and having to charge all there leads, not good 6: 02 in the uk not stocking the phone as they do not offer cables and power plugs in the box, so one less network in the uk, that not going to happen and the lg G5 will not be offered on that network

40. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

It bothers me that micro USB plugs constantly fail and feel loose in the port before just giving up completely meaning I have to replace the cable a few times a year. But using Type-C means needing a load of adapters since just about every other device still uses Micro USB, and if I need a charge away from home and forget the Type-C adapter it won't be easy to find someone with the right cable.

39. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

If I didn't here all these nightmare stories surrounding USB C cables I would say yes.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No because it doesn't need it. What would be cool is if they can find a way to make a smaller USB 3.0 port.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What would be even cooler if they found a way to stop TouchWiz from running so slow after 6 months of owning a Samsung device.

31. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Why can't they just include an adapter in the box? Type c is a dream connector.

29. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Screw Type C, I want my fast charge.

27. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

People will be selling different types of adaptors for phones anyway so there no need to worry,Samsung seen to have rush out the Galaxy S7 to Quick if its the normal usb

26. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think USB -C is the future and must stay away from this present and come around after like 2 years. Also If a company will add USB C then they should make it USB 3.1 and not USB 2

25. Shocky unregistered

No, I rarely connect my phone via USB and charge wirelessly. File transfers are also typically done wirelessly.

21. milos

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Type C is a must!

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 2029; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

It's a non-issue. USB-C will be cool to have, but it's not like we haven't been using micro-usb for the last 6 years, or anything...

19. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It won't bother me...but it makes sense to keep up with technology...instead of resisting it.

18. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Samsung seems to me like a forward thinking company so I would be surprised if they didn't go with USB Type C.

15. talon95

Posts: 1012; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I love the reversible USB-C but it will break my gear VR that I imagine would work with the S7 if they leave the micro port. Hard choice.

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