Thinner Note 5 said to come with Type-C port, UFS memory, and a huge battery
We are rapidly entering Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Apple iPhone 6s rumor season, and the leak machine is gradually revving up, spitting precious info to keep us wet about these upcoming fall juggernauts.
The latest on the Galaxy Note 5 infers that Samsung will be going with the trendiest USB Type-C for the handset, thus futureproofing the handset for the next year, when the current side-conscious USB connector will be gradually phased out for the side-agnostic one. The ability to plug the connector at any side, just like with Apple's Lightning port, is welcome, but it's the other virtues of the Type-C connector that deserve your attention, too, namely the throughput that will allow streaming 4K videos without a hitch, and the charging capabilities that can top up a battery in no time.
Not only that, but the Note 5 will be equipped with the fast and frugal UFS 2.0 internal storage tech for its flash memory amounts, which debuted with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and made those two the kings of input/output benchmark scores. As for the rest of the rumors, ex-Samsung employees have allegedly blogged that they are mostly true, save for the 4K screen part, which they said is merely at an experimental stage with Samsung for the moment.
They said we can expect a larger, 5.9" display, seemingly with the same Quad HD Super AMOLED tech we have now, a relatively thin 7.9mm frame, which, however, will house a large, 4100mAh battery, and a new chipset, which might be an upgraded version of the screeching 7420 that is in the Galaxy S6. Sounds like the dream phablet so far, but let's wait out the summer, as the Note 5 won't be announced before the IFA expo in Berlin hits in the beginning of September.