Galaxy Note 5 will reportedly feature a USB Type-C port

Samsung is not due to launch the Galaxy Note 5 before September this year but already there are countless rumors and reports about what we can expect from the company’s next flagship device. A new report claims that the Galaxy Note 5 is going to have a USB Type-C port, a first for the company’s mobile devices, which will exponentially increase data transfer speeds to and from the Galaxy Note 5.

USB 3.1 Type-C offers a transfer rate of 10Gbps which is double that of the much more common USB 3.0 standard, Type-C cables also offer 20 volts and 5 amps of power as opposed to 5 volts and 1.8 amps of its predecessor. This means users won’t have to wait for as long as they previously did for data transfer and charging. Another major advantage of USB Type-C is the fact that there’s no “right” way to plug the cable into the port, it’s reversible, so users don’t have to fiddle around with the cable. They can plug it straight in and be on their way.

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 5 at IFA 2015 in Berlin this September. The handset may feature a 2K or 4K Super AMOLED display with S Pen, an octa-core Exynos 7422 processor and possibly a 4100mAh battery.


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1 year 9 months ago

Self entitled? We’re paying almost $1000 USD per phone. We are entitled by virtue of the market.
S6 failed by virtue of taking its market for granted. Samsung is the self – entitled entity in this discussion.
If i wanted a wise-acre as a vendor I’d by Apple stuff. They think they know what’s good enough for me too.
The note 5 must have, in order for me to order right away, 5.9″ screen, USB-c, 4000+ mah battery, 128GB+ storage. All have, at some point, been rumored here and elsewhere. Failure to deliver these enhancements is a failure to provide for its market.

1 year 10 months ago

and built in Qi Charging, cant get any 3rd party cases when you need to buy a Qi Backplate, as it makes phone slightly thicker.

1 year 10 months ago

How will Samsung get round this is Europe?

Isn’t there a Europe wide regulation coming into play stating al phones must have the same type of port.

1 year 10 months ago

This will be the highlight of 2015 hardware-wise, no doubt. But Sammy has let us down this year with firmware-updates and I might buy a Nexus device instead.

1 year 10 months ago

Type C does not mean USB 3.1, type C can be used as a socket for USB2/3/3.1

1 year 10 months ago

Good idea…$800 device needs something new and this will be great!!!

1 year 10 months ago

Man..a 4100 mAh gas tank and a type C connector would be super cool. I hope it comes to pass.

1 year 10 months ago

One thing to note the Type-C connector does not have to be USB 3.1 it could infact still be USB 3.0 (I’m not sure but it could also be USB 2.0) I believe the new Apple macbook is USB 3.0 with a Type-C connector.

The Type-C connector is separate from the 3.1 specs, so it could make buying cables a bit of an issue in the future, (There is a good video on Linustechtips Tech quickie channel that explains it.)

This is fine for phones as it doesn’t need the full USB 3.1 specs, infact even USB 3.0 is overkill in most situations for a phone. This should allow the standard to be widely accepted as most people don’t have USB 3.1 ports, where most should have atleast one 3.0 port on their computer by now.

1 year 10 months ago

While other companies start using USB-C, it makes sense that Samsung would implement this standard for the Note 5. If it does, I’m buying one.

1 year 10 months ago

wow thats amazing you make my day i will buy note 5 this time replacing my powerfull note 3 even note 3 have usb 3.0 and stupid s series s6 got nothing more than 2.0 loool

1 year 10 months ago

Samsung s6 edge ram problemmmm updateee

1 year 10 months ago

Next Question, will they also implement the new Thunderbolt 3.0?

1 year 10 months ago

That would be a wise and smart move from Samsung because i have the feeling that Apple could use it on their next flagship and if that’s the case and no USB type-C for the note 5 i’m afraid Samsung won’t sell much

1 year 10 months ago

Now that is just dandy, should have been present in S6 Edge as well

1 year 10 months ago

no way s series got nothing special