Will you be disappointed if the Note 7 comes with a USB-C connector?

Will you be disappointed if the Note 7 comes with a USB-C connector?
Samsung may be the last bastion of USB Type-C holdouts (some GoT material right here), as it shipped the flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge without the up-and-coming connector this spring, opting for the oldie but goldie microUSB port instead. There are plenty of reasons that was a wise move, as Type-C cables are nowhere near that cheap and ubiquitous as microUSB ones, so if you arrive in a hotel at the middle of the night, and remember you've forgotten to pack your charger - tough noogies, as there's a snowball's chance in hell that the concierge will carry a USB-C cable just yet.

Moreover, Samsung's fast wired and wireless charging make equipping its phones with the trendy connector somewhat redundant, as even now they have the fastest charging times of all flagships anyway. What's left is the speedier data transfer, but even for that there are limitations, so Samsung just didn't feel like producing a USB Type-C phone in the millions of units just yet.

Samsung's Luddite period might be coming to an end with the Galaxy Note 7, though, as the upcoming phablet is rumored to be equipped with that elusive USB Type-C connector by numerous sources. That is why we wanted to ask you if you would be disappointed to see Samsung giving in to the trend, and equipping the Note 7 with a Type-C port, with all the downsides that might follow.

Will you be disappointed if the Note 7 comes with a USB-C connector?

Yes, no practical need, now I have to always pack the cable
11.21%
No, that's the future, so Samsung should get with the times
67.92%
I don't care, will get used to whatever
20.87%

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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52 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Who? Me? Seriously? Well, if one is asking so politely... Nah, I don't care... The Note 7 may feature a 2" Monochrome Display complete with Snake Video Game for all I care...!!! Come-on now, you asked for it, now didn't you? (P.S I'm about to jump on that "Apple Tree", Hehe!) G'Day!

4. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

SO what your saying is your comment is irrelevant to everything that is on this page, except for one line? K.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@SamDH1 Ah! Well, that's what 'YOU' think, lad... But come to think of it, hmmm, Yes, my post was irrelevant... No doubt! But than again, this phone is irrelevant to me! And PA was asking so politely that I... Well, just couldn't resist...! My apologies, pumpkin. G'Day!

39. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Greenday your precious iPhone which you love so much suffers from an identity crisis. With Mac's using USB and USB-C, yet Apple is sticking with their lightning cable on their iOS devices. Just shows you that Apple cares more about profits and locking things down using their proprietary lightning crap. G'Day.

51. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You sound dumb, you should just stay off this site

49. YOURDADkid unregistered

Good one bro! This guy talks sensitive sometimes but most of the times just nuisance.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

GreenMan wrote (P.S I'm about to jump on that "Apple Tree", Hehe!) So sorry you don't know better

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Yeah, poor me...

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just cause you don't like it, doesn't meant he can't. It's his cash to spend how he wants...sorry you don't know better.

26. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3125; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I know it's hard to defend someone who constantly posts incoherent ramblings, but as Voltaire once said - "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll fight to the death for your right to say it".

52. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Um, he probably has his designated pick well before ever posting his gibberish. He's just saying that stuff to be obnoxious and irritating. Of course people are going to mock him.

32. PhoneFixer unregistered

What a fkin STUPID question only from PA can be.. What an IDIOTS there.. Who the fk. on earth would ask such quetion????? Retard who made this article! So it is great reversible so they are scared it will be same like on iphone.. But they never asked such ques.when apes moved from 30 pin to reversible 8pin braiwbashed ppl in PA !!!

48. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Do you just copy and paste this reply? I'm certain you've used it before.

2. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

As long as they release a new Gear VR that will be compatible with the Note 7, as well as the S8 and Note 8, then bring on the Type-C!

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'd be disappointed if the Note 7 doesn't have Type-C While not a dealbreaker, Type-C is more convenient, durable, versatile/capable and future proof

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

There's no doubt that Type-C is the future... But it'll take some time to enter the mainstream... It's certainly nice to see that manufacturers including Samsung are adopting "C-Type" (As opposed to Type-C, C-Type sounds cooler, eh?!) at a flagship and "Hyper" Flagship (Such as Note 7 of yore) level... From then on, they can slowly work their way "down" (Down? Really?) to budget class... I'd say; give it 2-3 Years and then it'll be EVERYWHERE... G'Day!

38. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I dont care if its not mainstream now The quicker Samsung adopt it, the faster it will be mainstream

53. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

You do realise that as soon as Samsung and Apple adopt type C, it goes mainstream? Right? In fact, Apple has already used type C in a couple models of its computer line and so has Dell. So that's the One Plus, Google/Huawei, Apple, Dell and Microsoft/Nokia.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What does Type offer that Micro USB can't do already? The faster charging is useless because the phone already comes with the fastest charger over any claimed flagship. It's reversible, but that really isn't beneficial per se. I've never had an issue plugging in the data cable. The only thing is it adds bidirectional data transfers. But if you are copying files to or from the phone, it's just gonna go one way anyways. It's not future proof because it doesn't offer anything major that can't be done with Micro USB. It's just a faster connection.

17. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

You mentioned in that same comment it's faster, bidirectional and reversible and you say it's not worthy an upgrade. Wut???

20. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@magnanimus Was wondering the same thing, lad... So does it means Mr. Transformer has "Double Standard"...??? I praise Samsung, he says "What?"... I bash Samsung, he says "What?"... Really, Teachie? "Clash of the Hormones", I suppose?! Oh, well... G'Day!

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because it wont offer any benefit. Here is why. Yes its bi-directional. But when you copy files it only goes one way. Yes it is a faster port, but the phone isn't offering any feature to make the speed a benefit. Its like saying, I own a car that can do 200mph, but highway speed is still only 55mph. Thus the extra speed is no benefit. Its that simple man!

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Did you even click on the link in the article about the drawbacks? Obviously not. One said this: "The second misconception about Type-C is its supposed ability to do transfers at the speed of light in comparison with older solutions. Again, that's not true — USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1 are industry standards separate from the type of the connector (Type-C in this case). So don't expect to need less time to download your giant library of photos to your laptop if you get one. But say you got yourself a USB 3.1-compliant Type-C cable, would that do the trick? Sure, it'll be theoretically possible to reach that 10Gbps limit, but not really, as a long list of bottlenecks will stop you from getting there. Whether it's an older, slower USB port on your computer, slow storage (on both ends), or something else, assuming that you'll suddenly be able to upload the entire season of House of Cards in 4K to your smartphone in seconds is a pipe dream."

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Seriously? Apart from the convenience of being reversible and higher data throughput (if it's USB 3.1) it also features intelligent power delivery, multiple protocol support (so you could connect one usb port to hdmi & usb storage at the same time). So yeah it's a lot more future proof than Micro usb.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Techie answered his question in the same comment. Not surprised nonetheless lol.

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I am just glad I could read his comment without having to scroll for an hour lol

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But I can do that right now with one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Camera-Connection-11-pin-Adapter-Samsung/dp/B00KW4MKMU Its a MHL adapter that also has HDMI and storage. You can still do both right now via microUSB. But I guess you didnt know this. In fact you can put something on all 3 and your device will use it. I have this adapter and I have video stored on a SDCARD and I can play the from the card over the HDMI connection with no issue. I also use a joypad attached to the USB. It all works at the same time.

45. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Note: Does not work with Micro USB 5-pin phones, and all the features will not work simultaneously, need alternate. Guess you didn't read the note on that page

24. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

Have you ever tried plugging in your phone when it's pitch black, your phone is off, and there are no indicators on the cord of which side is up? I know I have and it sucks. I know it's a first world problem but a reversible plug would be very convenient.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes I have. My Samsung cables have a small bump on the proper side. Have you not noticed this? On my Samsung cables the proper side has these bumpshttps://www.flickr.com/photos/69288486@N06/27746282450/ I realize not all of their cables have this. But so far the Note 5 was the only one I noticed that didnt have the bumps. This is the cable I use. Also you can feel the USB symbol on many cables and unless you room is pitch black dark, you can see the symbol in a dimly lit room.

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