These 3 future-looking technologies are missing from Samsung’s Galaxy S7s – Computerworld

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Samsung had an opportunity to be an innovator by including future-looking technologies in its new Galaxy S7 and and S7 Edge smartphones. But the company played it safe with incremental upgrades like a microSD slot and better camera.

Here are some existing and future-looking technologies Samsung did not include in the handsets. Some technologies are still evolving and could come in successor handsets.

USB Type-C

Samsung’s new smartphones don’t have the new USB Type-C port, which is the charging and connector port of the future for mobile devices. Instead, it has the older micro-USB port, which locks out the ability to hook up the smartphone to a range of peripherals. With Type-C, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge could have been hooked up to a wider range of high-resolution displays, but that won’t be possible with the existing technology. Samsung’s pocket-sized SSD T3 has a USB Type-C port that could directly plug in and provide expandable high-speed storage to the new Android smartphones. The SSD will still plug into the older micro-USB port via cable converters, but data transfer rates will be much slower than via USB Type-C.

These 3 future-looking technologies are missing from Samsung’s Galaxy S7s – Computerworld