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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will apparently land with a USB Type-C port

i.e. no more faffing around trying to plug the charger in the right way

The new MacBook and LeTV smartphone won’t be the only gadgets strutting around with fancy USB Type-C ports this year.

According to the latest online report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will arrive with the new port, which, like Apple’s Lightning connector, will let you plug in Type-C chargers and cables in either orientation, saving you precious seconds of frustration on a daily basis.

The USB 3.1 Type-C standard rumoured to feature in the Note 5 will double the transfer speed of USB 3.0, with 10Gbps transfer speeds. It’ll also support 20 volts and 5 amps of power, as opposed to the previous 5 volts and 1.8 amps.

All those number boil down to faster charging and quicker transfer speeds, both of which we’re happy to greet with open arms

The news comes courtesy of Korean site Naver’s source, so it’s best to take this all with a pinch of salt, but given Android M‘s full USB Type-C support, we won’t be surprised if this particular rumour turns out to be true.

[Naver via Sam Mobile]

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Esat has been a gadget fan ever since his tiny four-year-old brain was captivated by a sound-activated dancing sunflower. From there it was a natural progression to a Sega Mega Drive, a brief obsession with hedgehogs, and a love for all things tech. After 7 years as a writer and deputy editor for Stuff, Esat ventured out into the corporate world, spending three years as Editor of Microsoft's European News Centre. Now a freelance writer, his appetite for shiny gadgets has no bounds. Oh, and like all good human beings, he's very fond of cats.

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