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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49 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

Hopefully.

47. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

No removable battery = NO SALE

2. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Include USB 3.1 speeds with the Type-C connection, along with IP68 certification and expandable storage and you'll have the best phone of the year, Samsung.

16. Unordinary unregistered

Isn't that being a sheep? Claiming something to be the best of the year when we know nothing about it so far/the competition? I mean, the same stuff was being said about the S5, Note 2, iPhone 6S, etc. Silly shill.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No actually its not. Especially since no phone on the plenet has the features the Note has. The Note with such feature would be the best phone of the year. The Note 5 already had the best camera (as the S6's camera was already rated the best last year). It had an even more improved display vs the S6, which already was said to have the best display in its class. So adding removable storage, IP68 certification and USB Type C/3.1 would yes make it continue to be exactly what it was lass year. Being a sheep is like. I have the present iPhone and the next model with NO NEW FEATURES, will still make it the best iPhone ever.

25. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Why do you have to take the iPhone as an example? Oh wait you are TechieXP the number 1 Apple hater.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. He asked is that begin a sheep. The only people here who get called sheep are Samsung or iPhone users. His question was not a typical Samsung-sheepish type comment I've ever seen. I can say whatever the heck I want. You're a sheep too. Repeating the same ole bullshyyyyt cause some mention an iPhone. So what I said. Call me whatever you want. Its only a name. You hate every thing per your name, so why do you even give a fork what I say?

32. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why not? Oh right, it's made by your divine apple, the one you proudly hang off the n*tsack of and would never dare to see any criticism against... http://www.phonearena.com/news/For-a-limited-time-only-Apple-is-giving-away-a-6.99-paid-iOS-app-for-free_id80450

45. AlikMalix unregistered

Electrifyer, can you please just stop talking about male genitalia on every one of your posts you show disagreement on... you really drag down the already low quality of comments section here... Try to resist thinking about male reproductive system for at least a little bit, huh?

42. Unordinary unregistered

Except the same thing was said about the crappy S5. Lmfao. Learn to read so I don't have to repeat myself. My point stands, butt hurt?

48. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

S5 isn't crappy nappyhead

44. AlikMalix unregistered

Yes, and no phone on the planet has the features that iPhone has... And no phone on the planet has features that WP has, and no phone on the planet has features that HTC has, and OnePlus and so on....what's your argument?

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Always trying to start trouble, even when you dont even have too.

49. AlikMalix unregistered

Just filling the gaps you leave open for a half sided arguments you make.... Cheers... (I know that you know what I'm talking about... - I dont think you're dumb, actually)...

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

This would not benefit me at all. Hope they stick with USB.

5. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

it is USB. Just type c. Gotta move on with the times dude

9. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Type C doesn't offer enough benefits. I know it's USB.

10. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Wait what? Why do you hope that they stick with USB? What do you lose if they go with USB type C? Does it make any slight difference to you of how the end of your charger looks? Literally nothing will change for you expect faster data transfer, faster charging and a charger you can put in both ways not just one. Don't know if drunk or..

13. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Drunk? B/c I have a different life than you I'm drunk? Ok. Faster charging can be had with micro usb as well and does not necessitate type c, data transfer is useless to me as I do not transfer files that often and if I do, they're small. I have 4 chargers at home and 3 at work that I don't want to have to replace. I work in mobile IT and have an endless supply of micro usb, but no type c. I can buy more, but if I don't have to for no reason I'd rather not. So, I'll repeat for you. Type C offers ME no benefits.

17. Unordinary unregistered

If you're buying a $1000 phone, you can buy a couple $12 chargers. Get with the times you clown

18. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Take it easy. 7 type C chargers for $12? What a deal, where? I get subsidized phones through work. Clown. I know it's coming eventually, I just don't want it. Also enjoy having unlimited supply of home and car chargers from work. I'm a cheapskate.

46. AlikMalix unregistered

natypes is making a point.. when Apple changed to lighting, same benefit that USB-c is introducing every apple hater cried that they need to buy new accessories but was non issue... now android changing to USB-C --- android users are just fine.... happy to have it...

21. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I said drunk because you said that it doesn't offer "enough benefits" when it is in every single way possible superior to older micro USB. And with every single I mean every single. It is better in every category a USB port is made for. "Faster charging can be had with micro usb as well" I don't know what you want to say with that but USB Type C will charge your device from 0 to 100% battery faster than micro usb.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because Samsung's latest phone have quick charge 2.0, the USB Type C charger isn't goign to be faster than that, unless it also supports the Samsung Quick Charger. That's probably why he brought it up.

50. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Qualcomm 3.0 works with both.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well, you don't have to replace none of those chargers, because you don't have to buy this phone...PROBLEM SOLVED. Your phone isn't goign to magically stop workign because a new phone comes out. Just because a new phone comes out, that doesn't mean you have to buy it. Keep your present phone, keep all your present chargers, and you will be happy. Also, you don't even have to buy a new charger. Just a different cable for them.

51. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Yes I do lol

35. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

iDiot. USB Type C at the moment brings more problems to Android devices than benefits: http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1SNt8FV In case you've been living under rock, there's this ongoing issue with USB Type C that you can't simply use your friend's (or any other you come across when you forgot your) USB type C cable without worrying about damaging your device, your friend's charger, or both. Even USB Type C cables that come with devices from known brand names can't easily be used with other known brands without worries: http://www.phonearena.com/news/PSA-dont-use-the-OnePlus-2-USB-Type-C-cable-with-phones-that-support-fast-charging_id75841 Until the following is no longer necessary, USB Type C isn't welcomed by me on Android devices: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/103307/20151105/google-engineer-exposes-faulty-usb-type-c-cables-through-amazon-reviews.htm Only Windows SmartPhones are taking full advantage of USB Type C at the moment, via Continuum, and thus give a legit reason to deal with the risks. Android has nothing like that to offer, and would just be forcing you to add additional bulk to small MicroUSB OTG accessories, making them insecure and more prone to snapping off. Imagine the added bulk and insecurity with an IR blaster like the following, which is obviously needed as Samsung are stupidly removing the built-in one: http://www.cnx-software.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ZaZaRemote.jpg

36. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Agreed, USB type c brings more problems than benefits at the moment to Android devices.

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Good. If it also has IP68 + FM radio then take my money Samsung.

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