Samsung Galaxy Note 6 USB Type-C port likely present, says latest rumor

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 USB Type-C port likely present, says latest rumor
The reversible USB Type-C interface is the future of wired smartphone connectivity, and big-name manufacturers have already begun making the transition. Now, a new rumor claims that Samsung is just about to join that club, and will feature a USB Type-C port on the upcoming Galaxy Note 6.

While this source attempts to establish that Samsung will implement a USB Type-C port on the Note 6, the report stops short of confirming the underlying USB protocol: that is, we don't know if this will be a USB Type-C port that functions in old USB 2.0 mode (like we saw last year with the OnePlus 2), or if Samsung might go all-in and give the Note 6 both USB Type-C and USB 3.1, supporting high-speed data and advanced power-delivery tech.

Rumors have long circulated about when Samsung would finally embrace USB Type-C, and while we briefly held out hope that the Galaxy S7 might introduce the connector, Samsung ultimately decided to stick with the old standard,  the familiar microUSB.

That decision back then might have been partially motivated by a desire to maintain compatibility with existing Samsung accessories. After all, the Galaxy S7 works with Samsung's Gear VR headset (and was even given away as a promotional tie-in freebie), and connects with the viewer through the phone's microUSB port. Presumably, a USB Type-C phone like we're hearing the Galaxy Note 6 will be would require a new, Type-C-friendly Gear VR. So far, we've yet to see any direct evidence for such a next-gen Gear VR, though if this rumor is true we'd expect such hardware to emerge in the next few months.

source: SamMobile

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