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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might get a USB Type C port

The successor of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (pictured) could feature USB 3.1 Type C
The successor of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (pictured) could feature USB 3.1 Type C
The interface will support USB 3.1 standard, finally bringing high-speed file transfer back to Samsung devices.

It's safe to say that all of us were disappointed when Samsung Galaxy Note 4, S6 and S6 Edge all released without the microUSB 3.0 port found in both the Galaxy Note 3 and the S5. Being restricted to USB 2.0 speeds while transferring files to these otherwise well-received flagship devices was illogical considering that their predecessors already featured the faster USB interface.

However, latest rumors claim that the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 might finally rectify this unfortunate shortcoming: allegedly, the highly anticipated phablet will be equipped with a USB Type C port, and while this form factor does not enforce USB 3.1 standard, it will be used as well. This should allow the Note 5 to theoretically reach transfer speeds of 10 Gbps (1250 MB/s) and support current of either 1.5 A or 3 A.

According to other reports, battery capacity should increase to 4100 mAh (Note 4: 3220 mAh). An improved version of the Exynos 7420 SoC called Exynos 7422 and the familiar UFS 2.0 internal memory will ensure high system performance. While the display size is expected to grow to 5.89 inches, 4K resolution reportedly won't be used. But since the official announcement isn't expected until September (IFA 2015), this might still change.

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Andrey Konstantinov, 2015-06-11 (Update: 2015-06-12)