Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may feature a USB Type-C port

This morning we caught a rumor floating around that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will indeed arrive equipped with the new USB 3.1 Type-C standard.  This actually shouldn’t be too surprising, as the Note series tends to keep up with the times, but it is always nice to hear some form of heads-up.  It is a departure from Sony’s recent comments that it will be some time until they adopt the standard.

The report comes from a Korean news site, Navor.  They also hinted that the Note 5 will house a larger display than before, at 5.89 inches, but maintains its QHD resolution.  The battery is said to be 4100 mAh, which would be quite a bump up from the 3,220 mAh battery in the Note 4.

USB Type-C will soon phase out the micro USB ports we’re so used to, Google discussed its importance to Android at this year’s Google I/O.  The benefits of Type-C include reversible connection, faster charging, and a unified port that handles power, data, and display.  Also, transfer rates are double the previous USB 3.0 standard, at 10 Gbps vs. 5 Gbps.

Here’s where we remind you to take these tidbits with a grain of salt.  The Note 5 is expected to make its usual debut at IFA in early September, so stay tuned!  More will come to light the closer we get.

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