Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sports USB 3.0 connector for faster transfers and charging

The Galaxy Note 3 is the industry’s first mobile device that comes with a whopping 3GB of RAM (and lots of software features to make use of all that RAM). However, there’s another feature that might be the first on a mobile device that’s debuting with the Note 3 – a USB 3.0 micro B port for file transfers and charging.

It’s not a feature that’s been talked about much, but it offers multiple benefits. First, speed of file transfers with a USB 3.0-enabled PC will be faster, a welcome change from the slow speeds we’re used to on smartphones right now. The other benefit will be when charging – USB 3.0 provides up to 900mA output current, higher than the 500mA of USB 2.0, so you won’t have to worry about extremely slow charging when charging from your PC. In fact, there’s also a 1.5mA mode on USB 3.0, though that makes concurrent file transfers impossible, so it remains to be seen if there’s an option for both on the device or whether the 900mA mode is permanent.

Oh, and if you’re worried about losing that micro B USB 3.0 cable and having no way to charge or manage files on your device, don’t be. Similar to those backward-compatible USB 3.0 flash drives, the Note 3 will allow you to connect a standard microUSB cable as well, so Samsung has every base covered.

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  1. what!!!?? Galaxy Note 3 Sports edition, for soccer and basketball… :))
    It should be “supports” I think.

    • just perverted americanism

      • no! just trying to correct the misspelled word, with a joke!

    • Nothing else matters after September 4th period.

    • Do you really know what sports means?

    • Sports is actually American slang for has/displays. Such as “That guy is sporting a sweet tattoo.” So the headline isn’t misspelled, just confusing for anyone not familiar with the colloquialism.

  2. I do hope it actually charges on a USB2.0, because many devices that use a USB3 charging cable by default do not charge on a USB2.

  3. Few dollars it cost this phone?

  4. The usb cable is 3.0 so dont bother buying the older versions, you can now transfer a movie in under 5 seconds!!!!

  5. please i want a rom for galaxey note3 jellybean 4.2 or 4.3 arabic

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