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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 tipped to add USB Type-C, no 4K screen

The eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will play host to a new USB Type-C connection but no 4K display, a new report claims.

Despite the Note 5 having widely been tipped to be the first mainstream handset to adopt a super high-resolution 4K panel, it has now been suggested the stylus-packing device will instead retain its predecessor’s QHD display.

While screen resolution might not be set for a bump, the phone’s connectivity options seemingly will be.

According to reports citing unnamed Samsung employees, the Note 5 will move to the same USB Type-C connector found on Apple’s new MacBook.

As well as doing away with the confusion and frustration associated with which way up the cable should be attached – the connector is reversible – USB Type-C allows for faster file transfer rates and speedier charging.

According to the claimed insiders, further features set to hit the Note 5 include the same UFS 2.0 Flash Storage modules found in the MWC-introduced Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S7 release date

The subject of multiple leaks and rumours in recent weeks and months, it has been suggested that the Note 5 will adopt an improved 16-megpaixel, OIS-enhanced camera and Google’s latest Android M OS direct from the box.

In keeping with Samsung’s past product cycles, it is expected that the Note 5 will be formally unveiled this September, likely during the Berlin-based IFA conference.

Check out what you can expect from the Note 5 below.

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