Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors are in full swing and the latest reports suggest the 2016 Flagship will include a feature that popping up on many of the latest Android smartphones: USB Type-C.
Sources told SamMobile Friday that Samsung is developing the Galaxy S7 with the latest USB port, which allows for faster charging speeds and data transfers than the current USB 2.0 and 3.0 protocols. If reports are true, the Galaxy S7 would join the likes of the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, OnePlus 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4c with this feature.
The primary appeal of USB Type-C is that the oval shape of the plug allows users to plug it in from either direction. No more fumbling with figuring out which way your cord should be facing to plug in your device.
USB Type-C is also backwards compatible; however, users would need an adaptor enable this. There is no word on whether the Galaxy S7 would include an interchangeable adapter or if it would be sold separately. It is safe to say that a Galaxy S7 with a USB Type-C port would ship with a USB Type-C plug.
As of 2015, USB Type-C allows for data transfer of 10 gigabits per second, which is double the speed of current USB 3.0 protocol. In layman’s terms, a Galaxy S7 with USB-Type C would be able to move files very quickly.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 may be announced in January 2016, before an early February market launch.
Rumored hardware for the smartphone includes, the Exynos 7422, Exynos 8890 and/or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chips, 3GB of RAM and a 20-megapixel ISOCELL camera. The smartphone may come in two size variants, a 5.2-inch model and a 5.8-inch model.