Different Micro-USB port on S3??

scorpeo88

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This article says:

"The Galaxy S3 has a different microUSB port than other Android devices, as the port’s pins have been rearranged. That means the Galaxy S3 will not work with standard MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) adapters, which let users connect smartphones that come with microUSB ports to big-screen TVs."

Does this mean standard Micro USB cords won't work with the S3?? If so, the 10+ cords will become useless- not cool.

Samsung Galaxy S III will use a different MHL to HDMI adapter
 

Suntan

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The theory is that the "USB" side of the port will still work as normal. The changes have to do with the media output.

That's the theory anyway. But I can't see Samsung using a non-standard USB interface.

-Suntan
 

biff6789

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In looking at the pictures online it is certainly difficult to tell if the pins are arranged differently. However, Samsung is going to be selling a wireless TV dongle for TV streaming and it works at a full 1080p, so take that for what it's worth.

Link showing the dongle (click "AllShare Cast Dongle" at the top of the page):

Samsung GALAXY S III

...and here is a demo showing how the dongle works:

Galaxy S III AllShare Demo At The London Unpacked Event - YouTube
 

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