Samsung Galaxy S7 may include USB Type-C port

Samsung Galaxy S7 may include USB Type-C port
Samsung Galaxy S7 may include USB Type-C port
Sources close to claim that the next generation Galaxy model will carry the new reversible USB standard.

The USB Type-C port is only beginning to appear on Android smartphones. The recent OnePlus 2, for example, sports USB Type-C, though only at USB 2.0 speeds. Thus, it's not hard to believe that flagship devices of 2016 should sport the port as well. According to, an unnamed source claims that the Galaxy S7 will indeed sport the reversible USB port.

Unfortunately, the source does not clarify the type of USB port the next Samsung may have. The Type-C port may only be limited to USB 2.0 speeds and power delivery, or it may sport USB 3.1 standards for Quick Charging and ultra-fast transfers. The term "Type-C" only defines the physical port and not the transfer rates or voltage of the port. The OnePlus 2 was criticized for exactly this as the manufacturer had advertised the device as a "flagship killer" prior to release. Everyone was expecting USB 3.0 Type-C when all buyers got was USB 2.0 Type-C.

USB 3.0 is split into USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (SuperSpeed) and USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (SuperSpeed Plus). The first generation provides transfer rates of up to 5 Gbit/s while the second generation is specified for up to 10 Gbit/s.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10-18 (Update: 2015-10-18)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.