Galaxy Note 5 rumors talk USB 3.1 type C, big battery upgrade

With IFA 2015 scheduled for the early days of September, we’re not even three months away from when Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is on track to debut. As we get ready for the home stretch here, we expect rumors surrounding the handset to start really zeroing in on pertinent details, while maybe a hardware leak or two gives us an early look at the phone’s design. For now, though, we’re still in spec territory, as a new report out of China drops a few new possibilities about Samsung’s plans for the phablet.

For starters, this could be the phone that sees Samsung embrace the USB 3.1 type-C interface, for both high-speed communication and the ease provided by a reversible connector. The source goes on to suggest how this could be a conduit for sending 4K-class video shot on the Note 5’s camera to external high-res displays.

Speaking of 4K, the topic of screen resolution returns here, but the machine translation leaves us a bit unsure of what’s going on. Some sites are reading this as confirmation of previous 4K-screen rumors, while others see it as embracing the idea of a return to 2K – if you’ve got a better read on what’s going on, give us a shout in the comments.

Finally we have a very impressive-sounding, if not a little hard to believe, claim. Supposedly, the Note 5 could upgrade from a 3220mAh battery to a 4100mAh component, all while seeing the handset’s thickness drop from 8.5mm to 7.9mm. That would be quite the engineering feat, though we’ll believe it when we see it.

Source: Zol
Via: phoneArena

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