Come on, Samsung – why do you give us something to complain about every year? On the list of things we expected Samsung to include on its 2016 flagship smartphones, USB Type-C had seemed a relative certainty given that more and more devices are starting to adopt it. Unfortunately, however, any hopes of a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge with USB Type-C have been dashed after a photo was leaked on Weibo showing a S7 edge bearing the familiar shape of a microUSB slot. Bugger.

Galaxy S7 edge with USB Type-CIn case you haven’t heard of the benefits of USB Type-C, the prime one is being able to be plugged in any way you want – there is no “up” or “down” for the connector and you can also expect faster charging as well. There are no downsides to this, apart from a brief transition period as everyone stocks up on USB Type-C accessories, and given one of Samsung’s biggest competitors, LG, is expected to have Type-C on its smartphone this year, it makes very little sense for Samsung not to jump on board as well. But hey, what do we know?

What do you think about a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge without USB Type-C? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Weibo via Droid-life

  • R. M. H.

    I swear. The more I see of the rounded design of the S7 and the S7 Edge. The more I feel as though these designs are a minutely modified glass versions of the original S3 design. I remember Samsung saying that it designed the S3 using a smooth rounded river pebble as inspiration.