It was widely expected that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will embrace the move towards the USB Type-C connection that has replaced MicroUSB on devices like the Nexus 6P. Samsung tends to throw the latest features at its flagship devices so naturally it was assumed that the next generation Galaxy devices from Samsung would feature the new port.
A set of Galaxy S7 images were posted to a Chinese website that seem to legitimately show the rear of the device clearly sporting a MicroUSB connector.
Perhaps all the controversy surrounding fake USB Type-C chargers and the lack of wide adoption has forced Samsung to stick with the established MicroUSB connector.
The other reason for keeping with MicroUSB could be to keep it compatible with their accessories, like the Gear VR for example.
Let us know in the comments below – is lack of USB Type-C a big deal for you?
Samsung really dropped the ball.
I, myself, am particularly shocked. As an iPhone user, I expect this behavior from Apple (not only are they rumored to not use USB Type-C, but they’re dropping the headphone jack), but Samsung is usually right there at the forefront of this kind of thing.
Definitely! I do wonder what the reasoning behind it is, but I suspect backward compability with the GearVR.
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