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Perhaps one of the more curious decisions that Samsung made with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 5 is that the flagship phones still use a microUSB port when everyone else is moving on to the USB-C standard instead. It looks like Samsung will jump onto the new bandwagon later this year with the upcoming Galaxy Note 6, though, as it will be the first of Samsung’s phones to get a USB Type-C port.

Part of the reason why Samsung may have opted for microUSB with the current lineup is to ensure compatibility with the existing Gear VR headset. Seeing how it has now been unofficially “confirmed” that the Galaxy Note 6 will get USB-C, it is probably safe to assume that an updated version of the Gear VR with the new USB Type-C connector will also be released, either at the same time or shortly thereafter. For the time being, it’s unclear whether this year’s S Pen-touting phablet will support USB 3.1.

This is stacked on top of some earlier rumors about the Galaxy Note 6, like the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, a giant 4200 mAh battery, IP68 certification, and a microSD expansion slot. If previous years are to be replicated, then the new Galaxy should make its debut this summer.

Via SamMobile

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