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Interestingly, Samsung chose to stay with a run-of-the-mill micro USB port, instead of the new USB Type-C standard.

Many new flagship phones (Nexus 6P, LG G5, OnePlus 2) feature Type-C, though few fully utilize the power of the connector.

For now, Samsung seems to think that the older, more widely compatible standard is good enough.

Or, they just thought it would be awkward if all those free Gear VR headsets weren't compatible with the phones they shipped with.

Samsung has also made upgrading to a new phone incredibly easy, with an included USB adapter. It's almost like they expect you to buy a new phone before your current device is completely worn out beyond repair. Weird.

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