Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will likely carry USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will likely carry USB Type-C
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will likely carry USB Type-C
Samsung has remained faithful to the aging Micro-USB port, but sources say the unconfirmed Note 6 phablet will finally make the switch.

Sources close to SamMobile are claiming that the Galaxy Note 5 successor will include USB Type-C, though it is still unclear if the manufacturer will use the newer USB 3.1 standard or the older standard to only take advantage of the reversible physical port. This latter scenario applies to the OnePlus 2 as its "slow" USB Type-C port includes no fast charging or support for HDMI/mDP adapters.

If Samsung really wanted to get a leverage on USB Type-C, then the South Korean company may offer new versions of its Gear VR headset with the reversible and potentially faster USB port. Samsung recently introduced its third generation of Gear VR last September.

The unannounced Galaxy Note 6 is rumored to be a 5.8-inch phablet with a QHD resolution S-AMOLED display, 6 GB RAM, and either an Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 823 SoC depending on the region. It will also presumably be waterproof and dustproof to be more in line with the Galaxy S7 series. An official announcement is expected later this year at IFA 2016.


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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-05- 6 (Update: 2016-05- 6)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.