Developed by Intel, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity can transfer data, video, and audio – all via a single connection. With up to 40Gbps of high-speed data transmission, Thunderbolt 3 offers speed 8x faster than USB 3.0 and bandwidth 4x greater than HDMI 1.4, for transmitting audio and video signals.
While connected with an accessory dock with optional ports, a Thunderbolt 3 cable can connect up to six devices all at once, including PCs, displays and storage devices. This means that the cable has the capacity to transfer large files and charge a device with a maximum 100 watt (W) output simultaneously or transmit videos onto two UHD (4K) monitors.
Thunderbolt 3 has the same shape as a USB type C, which is designed to be compatible with smaller mobile devices and embedded with a USB 3.1 host controller to facilitate all USB functions.
However, it cannot be used as a Thunderbolt 3 connection on a PC that doesn’t support the connectivity event if it has the USB Type C port.
Keeping all of the advantages in mind, Samsung announced that it will develop even more products that support Thunderbolt 3 in the future.