The Mobile World is technologically getting advanced & enhanced day by day. Now it is getting upgraded with a particular feature towards the USB Port Connector which, many of the OEM’s gave the least importance.
As the user’s got used to the initially configured Micro USB connectors, which is currently being used across the globe on all the mobile devices and they did not feel or get any major glitches with that.
Anyhow, the latest technological upgrade with the USB connector is termed as – Type ‘C’. The same is already implemented and could be found on the Apple’s MacBook Pro. Though, some may feel this upgrade as useless or unnecessary and may question, how is that going to help or enhance the throughput of the mobile device anyways !?
Micro USB Connector devices are coming to a decline now and OEM’s are gradually slowing down and decreasing the production of the devices with the old connectors. The latest configured USB-C connector does a lot more than just charging your devices. The connector is found to be universally compatible with the new and latest USB standard like USB 3.1 and USB power delivery (USB PD).
What is USB-C?
USB-C actually describes the connector’s shape. The shape of the previous standard is known to be USB-B which have been used for charging the Android devices all these years till date globally and the flat one used on the laptop or desktop is called as USB-A.
USB Type-C and USB 3.1
USB Type-C is nowhere similar to USB 3.1 , the term just represents the shape of the connector and the underlying technology could just be USB 2 or USB 3.0. The perfect example for this is the OnePlus 2, it has a USB Type-C connector cable and receptacle, but underneath it’s all USB 2.0 – not even close to USB 3.0.
However, you must keep in mind that USB Type-C is probably is just not what you think it is, and there are various reasons why the world is moving towards USB-C Type.
Reversible and interchangeable
Well, as pretty much most of us know the frustration of it not fitting because we tried to plug the microUSB cable (USB-B shape) on the wrong side.
No more fumbling around USB-C takes care of that inconvenience being reversible, which means you can stick it in either way and it’ll still work without any connector damage or hassle.
One port to connect USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 will use the same port type as USB-C, which means every Thunderbolt 3 port will also work as a USB-C port and every Thunderbolt 3 cable will work as a USB-C cable.
Charge the connected device
USB 3.1 will not only quickly transfer data and videos through the cable. You can also charge other gadgets using your phone’s reserves.
In order to use it, the software has to be coded to work with all those extra features other than just charging. Android 7.0 Nought and 6.0 Marshmallow supports USB-C 3.1, but the device makers have to opt in for their hardware to start using it.
Thus, we come to a conclusion that USB Type-C is simply the future. We may complain about all the microUSB cables and accessories we have had around, but embracing the future is better than resisting it.