Samsung Galaxy S7 to feature USB Type-C port?

The new LG Nexus 5X smartphone and the Huawei Nexus 6P phablet both rock a USB Type-C port. There are a number of benefits to be gained by this type of connector, and it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S7 will have the feature on board, if a new report is to be believed.

USB Type-C port on board?

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The news comes to us courtesy of SamMobile, a site renowned for leaking accurate information on yet to be announced Samsung devices. According to its sources, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 will sport a USB Type-C port.

So what are the advantages of having a USB Type-C port on board? With the standard microUSB port, you can only plug the connector in one way. With the USB Type-C port, it offers a reversible cable, which means you never have to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way. The USB Type-C port also means faster charging and faster data transfer compared to USB 3.0.

Of course, since Samsung is yet to spill the beans on its upcoming flagship, take this information with a pinch of salt.

So far, past reports claim that there will be different variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 with different CPUs under the hood. One is said to rock the Samsung-made Exynos 8890 processor (code named M1 Mongoose), which will be the versions to be sold in Europe, Japan, and South Korea. One is said to sport the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, which will be sold  in China and the United States. The third version is said to sport the Exynos 7422 SoC, which is the same processor under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. This one will be sold in India.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S7’s camera, Samsung is rumoured to be testing various prototypes, including a dual camera setup and a 20-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor. Moving on to the materials used on the device’s construction, the Korean tech giant is said to be testing frames made out of magnesium alloy, which will allow the device to be stronger yet lighter.

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S7 earlier than usual in February of next year. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge were launched starting in April of this year.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt.

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