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Galaxy S7 to feature USB-C charging port, rumor says

by Jacob Kleinman | October 16, 2015October 16, 2015 9:00 am PST

USB Type-C is slowly become the standard among new smartphones, but the technology could get a big boost early next year. SamMobile reports that the Galaxy S7 will be Samsung’s first phone to feature a reversible charging port.

The news doesn’t come as a huge surprise. We’re expecting plenty of new phones to adopt USB-C in the next few months. Still, an endorsement from Samsung should help speed up adoption, especially among the companies that make mobile accessories.

The Galaxy S7 is still a pretty big mystery, though some details have already begun to leak out. The device will allegedly ship with a Snapdragon 820 in the U.S. and China, though another version headed to Korea, Japan and Europe could pack a new Exynos M1 chip. A third Galaxy S7 variant with a less powerful Exynos 7422 may be headed to India.

Other rumored specs include a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, which would be a big step up from the 5.1-inch Galaxy S6. The device is also rumored to pack a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and 4GB of RAM. Nothing’s been confirmed yet, but the Galaxy S7 is already shaping up to be a pretty powerful gadget.

Rumor has it Samsung could unveil the Galaxy S7 as soon as January 2016 before launching the device in February, though in previous years the company hasn’t launched its new “S” series phone until March.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...