After skipping USB-C with its latest pair of flagship smartphones, Samsung will reportedly embrace the new port standard with its successor to the Note 5, the Galaxy Note 6, according to Samsung-focused website SamMobile.
“We can now exclusively confirm that the Galaxy Note 6 will feature a USB Type-C port, reversible connector and all,” says SamMobile’s Asif S, though he notes he and his colleagues are unsure if the company plans to support USB 3.1 alongside USB-C. The newer standard supports faster charging and the ability to carry HDMI or Display Port video signals.
Should Samsung decide to embrace the standard, it’s likely the company will also release a new Gear VR alongside the Note 6. The current one connects via Micro-USB, which is why Samsung likely decided not to include USB-C on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in order to ensure compatibility.
Samsung’s newest phablet is shaping up to be something of powerhouse.
Past rumours have indicated the Note 6 will ship with a Snapdragon 823 processor, a mid-generation upgrade to Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 chipset. The phone is also rumoured to include a massive 4200mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, a 256 GB internal storage option, an IP68 certified exterior that is both water and dust proof and potentially even an iris scanner. There’s no word yet on whether or not the Note 6 will also feature a kitchen sink.
Samsung is expected to announce the Note 6 sometime this summer, prior to the reveal of Apple’s next iPhone.